February 4, 2019

In the News: Jan 31–Feb 7

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This week: 2018 was a record year for health care services M&A; the impact of urgent care centers on nonemergent ED demand; and the impact of sport-related concussions in youth.

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 October 15, 2018

In the News: Oct 11–18

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This week: HDHPs’ financial burden on low-income, chronically-ill adults; private equity investment growth in orthopedic practices; and fragmented ambulatory care impact on patients with chronic conditions.

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 October 1, 2018

In the News: Sept 27–Oct 4

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This week: Physician-group ACOs produced savings for Medicare; Medicaid spending reached $592.2 billion in 2017; and a population health collaborative reduced the hospitalization rate for heart attacks.

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 September 17, 2018

In the News: Sept 13–20

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This week: New Apple Watch has FDA clearance to detect atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias; children’s hospitals are designing facilities with mental health in mind; and a new report finds...

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 August 27, 2018

In the News: Aug 23–30

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This week: Disrupters top list of health care’s most influential people; new cervical cancer screening recommendations give women more screening options; and the level of exposure to out-of-network claims for...

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 August 20, 2018

In the News: Aug 16–23

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This week: Alphabet invests $375 million in tech-focused insurance company; nearly half of millennial nurses plan to seek an advanced degree; and 93.7% of eligible children participated in Medicaid/CHIP in...

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 June 18, 2018

In the News: Jun 14–21

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This week: Variation in BPCI Advanced’s readmission rates; the health care costs of treating chronic diseases in the US; and Congress is looking to address maternal health risks.

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 April 2, 2018

In the News: Mar 29–Apr 5

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This week: US county differences in infectious disease mortality; a short-term care pilot program for addiction in Baltimore; and strong growth in urgent care center, retail clinic and telehealth claims

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