December 10, 2018

In the News: Dec 6–13

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This week: Only half of open jobs in health care are being filled; telestroke services in rural areas have increased; and neonatal telehealth programs reduce transfers to neonatal NICUs.

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 December 4, 2018

In the News: Nov 29–Dec 6

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This week: CMS releases 4 section 1332 waiver concepts; a rise in drug overdoses and suicides contributes to declining life expectancy; and HHS finalizes 340B rule imposing price ceiling.

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 November 27, 2018

In the News: Nov 22–29

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This week: Small employers’ workplace clinic use continues to grow; CMS to study home health agency quality measures impact in 2019; and CMS approves Michigan’s value-based drug-purchasing Medicaid waiver.

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 November 15, 2018

In the News: Nov 8–15

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This week: Liquid biopsy tests for cancer care move into the mainstream; midterm elections prove consequential to Medicaid; and CVS Health to expand services into chronic disease management.

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 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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