Focus of the Week
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.
October 13, 2017
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.
October 12, 2017
Catalyst for Payment Reform will use 3 states to pilot new metrics to measure how well healthcare transformation is penetrating individual markets.
October 11, 2017
On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law SB 17, which seeks to generate greater transparency concerning drug pricing.
October 10, 2017
New report from Kaiser Family Foundation analyzed out-of-pocket cost increases in the past decade and who it affects most.
October 09, 2017
The editors cited limits on research by CDC and called on physicians to be more proactive in screening for the presence of guns in homes of those at high risk for suicide.
October 06, 2017
The US Preventive Services Task Force already has recommendations for screening and intervention for obesity, but they often are not followed.
October 05, 2017
The former CMS administrator, who coined the term "the Triple Aim," offered a vision for the next era of healthcare innovation at a summit presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
October 04, 2017
While the United States typically ranked first in rates of diagnosed conditions among 10 countries evaluated for patient insights into pressing health issues, it had the lowest work productivity impairment and activity impairment, according to a new report from Kantar Health.