HHS Rewards States for Efforts to Transform Care
States designing and testing healthcare payment and service delivery models to improve quality of care and lower costs will be receiving more than $665 million in funding from the government, according to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.
AJMC Session Traces Evolution of ACO Growth, Mental Health Delivery Models
How do ACOs reach the point of delivering both savings and better care? The recent online session of the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, sponsored by The American Journal of Managed Care, covered how ACOs evolve, how that process applies to oncology care, and how managed care can benefit from a better model for mental health delivery.
Telehealth Can Save $126 per Visit
Substituting telehealth services for in-person visits can generate savings of roughly $126 per commercial telehealth visit, according to a new actuarial study from the Alliance for Connected Care.
Are Medical Scribes Hurting EHR Development?
The use of medical scribes hired to enter information into electronic health records (EHRs) has increased substantially, but can pose potential risks, according to a new article in JAMA
Tennessee Announces Medicaid Expansion Option
Tennessee became the latest Republican-led state to gain approval for a Medicaid expansion option when Gov Bill Haslam unveiled the Insure Tennessee plan Monday morning. There are just 20 states left that have not expanded Medicaid.
Monitoring Drug Safety in the Age of Big Data
Healthcare databases may allow for greater access to real-world medical data, but they can become a risk to patients and healthcare systems if they are not considered carefully, according to a study published in Current Epidemiology Reports.
After Astra, Pfizer Taps Other Immuno-Oncology Markets
With the immuno-oncology field getting more intense, Pfizer continues its struggle to gain a foothold in the field. Following unsuccessful attempts to bid for AstraZeneca, Pfizer has now signed a deal with a Belgian company, iTeos Therapeutics.
How Should E-Cigarettes Be Regulated?
Should e-cigarettes be regulated he same way as cigarettes? Should marketing and sales restrictions be the same? Policy and health experts chime-in.