April 23, 2018

In the News: Apr 19–26

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This week: Telemedicine continues to thrive despite regulatory hurdles; patients’ growing use of online physician review sites; and health care private equity deals reached $42.6 billion in 2017

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 April 16, 2018

In the News: Apr 12–19

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This week: CMS final rule lets states define essential health benefits; health system expansion may result in patient safety risks; and the FDA approves the first autonomous AI medical device

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 April 9, 2018

In the News: Apr 5–12

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This week: association of neighborhoods with pediatric acute care; treatment costs of antibiotic-resistant infections; and meal-delivery programs and Medicare/Medicaid dual eligible health care utilization

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 April 2, 2018

In the News: Mar 29–Apr 5

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This week: US county differences in infectious disease mortality; a short-term care pilot program for addiction in Baltimore; and strong growth in urgent care center, retail clinic and telehealth claims

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 April 1, 2018

“Digiceuticals” Are Gaining Steam

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“Digiceuticals” Are Gaining Steam For several months now, the FDA has been approving mHealth apps (also known as digital therapeutics or “digiceuticals”) to treat everything from diabetes to substance abuse....

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 March 26, 2018

In the News: Mar 22–29

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This week: The utility of wearables for cardiac patients, physician group acquisitions by insurers due to Medicare Advantage and youth suicide rates

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 March 19, 2018

In the News: Mar 15–22

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This week: Hospitals continue to rapidly acquire physician groups; the potential impact of precision medicine partnerships; and 3-year results from Maryland’s all-payer hospital model

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 March 15, 2018

Precision Medicine: Hits and Misses

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Precision medicine is so broad, you need to focus your investment. This post describes the 3 main activities—screening, diagnostics and therapeutics—associated with precision medicine and outlines which service lines are being...

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 March 12, 2018

In the News: Mar 8–15

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This week: The value of minimally invasive surgery in the Medicare population; an insurer’s new payment policy for ED claims; and hospital-at-home programs

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 March 5, 2018

In the News: Mar 1–8

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This week: The impact of policy changes on coverage and premiums, a Colorado ED collaborative reduces opioid use in pain management, and Uber launches a medical transportation service

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