August 13, 2018

In the News: Aug 9–16

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This week: Hospitals’ investment in artificial intelligence is expected to increase; a study finds opioid prescribing decreases after physicians learn of a patient’s fatal overdose; and CMS proposes restructuring ACO...

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 August 6, 2018

In the News: Aug 2–9

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This week: Google continues its push into health care; CMS releases its 2019 inpatient payment final rule; and North Carolina’s transition to managed Medicaid will involve social determinants of health...

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 July 30, 2018

In the News: Jul 26–Aug 2

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This week: Health systems look to improve a fractured consumer experience; hospital-acquired conditions are declining; CMS proposes expanding site-neutral payment policy in 2019.

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 July 23, 2018

In the News: Jul 19–26

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This week: Variation in end-of-life expenditures for cancer patients; leading biotech companies targeting cancer with precision medicine; and inpatient utilization continues to slow.

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 July 16, 2018

In the News: Jul 12–19

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This week: A proposed patient safety database for ASCs; physician perspectives of MIPS in year 1 of MACRA; and the growing role of private equity in health care.

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 July 9, 2018

In the News: Jul 5–12

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This week: How Medicaid expansion affects community health centers and patient access; deadline extension for participation in BPCI Advanced; and a proposed Medicare Advantage experiment for APM qualification under MACRA.

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 June 25, 2018

In the News: Jun 21–28

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This week: States are creating ACOs for Medicaid recipients to control costs; AMA announced their opposition to Aetna–CVS Merger; and health systems are using technology solutions to appeal to consumers.

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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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