November 7, 2018

In the News: Nov 1–8

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This week: CMS continues site-neutral payment cuts in OPPS final rule; online cognitive behavioral therapy's potential to fill behavioral health services gaps; and FDA approves potent new opioid despite opposition.

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 November 2, 2018

In the News: Oct 25–Nov 1

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This week: Virtual health coverage in private insurance plans; physicians expressing aversion to APMs due to drug cost concerns; and AMA’s updated tool helps map medically underserved areas.

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 October 22, 2018

In the News: Oct 18–25

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This week: Millennials seek alternative sites for primary care; ASC quality/safety grades will be published in 2020; and low-income patients forgo care more often in states without Medicaid expansion.

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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 9, 2018

In the News: Oct 4–11

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This week: Primary care model will be scaled to new markets; the importance of strengthening rural hospitals and developing new access points for rural communities; and the Senate approves legislation...

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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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 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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