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What we’re reading, October 24, 2016: Cigna makes it easier for clinicians to prescribe drugs to treat opioid addiction; some hospitals move to eliminate sugary drinks from their campuses; and a researcher at the National Cancer Institute was months late to notify authorities of 2 deaths in the clinical trial he oversaw.
While the link between stress and medication adherence is well known, this study attempted to measure how much stress affected adherence.
The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) has grown rapidly over the last 4 years, with more than 800 ACOs now covering an estimated 28 million Americans. A study found that commercial ACOs were significantly larger and more integrated with hospitals and had lower benchmark expenditures and high quality scores compared with noncommercial ACOs.
Despite awareness of a rapidly increasing size and proportion of older persons in the United States, the nation is not investing sufficiently in keeping people healthy late in life, and significant deficiencies are predicted in our capacity to deliver the medical, public health, and support services needed for the future frail and ill older population.
Panelists in the Healthcare 2020 series discuss the challenges with the exchanges that will be waiting for the next president, the future of Medicaid expansion, and how the complexity of so many models is burdening ACOs.
Freestanding children’s hospitals had the largest financial losses for pediatric inpatients covered by Medicaid, and may be unable to offset reductions in federal Disproportionate Share Hospital payments because of the expansion of health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been laying the groundwork for the requirements for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which will give physicians participating in ACOs an advantage during the implementation of the new Medicare payment system, said Katherine Schneider, MD, president of the Delaware Valley ACO.
Panel members discuss the level of physician awareness regarding changes that will follow the implementation of CMS’ recently released Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
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