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With confusion surrounding the meaning of “savings” with regard to ACO programs, authors writing in Health Affairs outlined 3 different types of savings.
In a recent JAMA Viewpoint, Andrew Kolondy, MD, and Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, called on the US federal government to take 10 steps to address the problem of opioid addiction.
Cost-sharing reductions help keep down premiums for policies sold on the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
A study that the American Medical Association commissioned last year found that time spent with electronic health records was taking away from time with patients and contributing to clinician burnout.
Despite their large and growing reach, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are still learning how to manage their populations and are slowly accepting more financial risk, according to the results of the Annual ACO Survey from the National Association of ACOs and Leavitt Partners.
Catalyst for Payment Reform will use 3 states to pilot new metrics to measure how well healthcare transformation is penetrating individual markets.
On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law SB 17, which seeks to generate greater transparency concerning drug pricing.
New report from Kaiser Family Foundation analyzed out-of-pocket cost increases in the past decade and who it affects most.
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