Focus of the Week
October 27, 2017
The rule has several proposals that may be attractive to insurers in the area of risk adjustment.
October 26, 2017
While Congress debates the fate of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare transformation continues, as seen in an update released this week at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
October 25, 2017
Results of the first annual National Cancer Opinion Survey, established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), show that the majority of Americans are unaware of several key risk factors for cancer, and that a minority are taking active steps to reduce their personal risk.
October 24, 2017
Authors of survey results and a commentary say it's time to focus on recommendations that can bring clinically meaningful change and cost savings.
October 23, 2017
A new study has found that uninsurance rates declined the most in patients with distant disease and with lung and bronchial cancer. Hispanic patients also saw a large decrease in uninsurance rates.
October 20, 2017
Nearly half of the increase in the uninsured rate since the end of 2016 took place in the third quarter, according to the poll.
October 19, 2017
With confusion surrounding the meaning of “savings” with regard to ACO programs, authors writing in Health Affairs outlined 3 different types of savings.
October 18, 2017
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.
October 17, 2017
Cost-sharing reductions help keep down premiums for policies sold on the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
October 16, 2017
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.