April 15, 2019

In the News: Apr 11–18

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This week: BCBS of Texas will open primary care centers in 2020; morbidity data can help target opioid overuse interventions; and virtual health is now included in Medicare Advantage.

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 April 8, 2019

In the News: Apr 4–11

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This week: 1 in 7 commercially insured patients got surprise medical bills; pediatric providers embrace telehealth integration; and Leapfrog Group will issue quality ratings for ambulatory and OP surgical services.

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 March 25, 2019

In the News: Mar 21–28

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This week: Specialized psychiatric EDs improve care and increase ROI; MedPAC recommends increase to IP/OP payment rates; and strategies in employers’ “health care playbook.”

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 March 19, 2019

Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Crisis

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The provision of ongoing care throughout pregnancy has been shown to decrease complications, and several organizations have turned to virtual health technologies to improve access to care for pregnant women.

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 March 11, 2019

In the News: Mar 7–14

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This week: Hospitals penalized due to infections, injuries; hospital Medicare margins continue to decline; and CDS system implementation takes coordination, integration.

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 February 25, 2019

In the News: Feb 21–28

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This week: Life spans increase with more PCPs; Tennessee’s maternal deaths largely preventable; and HIMSS covers consumerism, price transparency, interoperability.

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