September 10, 2018

In the News: Sept 6–13

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This week: Low-acuity patients are increasingly seeking non-ED treatment; more than one-fifth of US adults report feelings of loneliness; and Medicare ACOs saved CMS $314 million in 2017.

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 August 31, 2018

In the News: Aug 30–Sept 6

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This week: Long-term acute care hospitals under siege as PAC grows; US government, tech companies work to expand rural telehealth access; and hospitals face cost-cutting limitations as revenue declines.

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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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 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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