Focus of the Week
April 04, 2019
The Leapfrog Group has launched its first annual survey on patient safety and quality in ambulatory surgery centers.
April 03, 2019
Today, the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN) launched the Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models. The roadmap is designed as a customizable, interactive tool to assist healthcare payers, providers, and various stakeholders in navigating alternative payment model (APM) implementation.
April 02, 2019
During National Public Health Week, a webcast held by the American Public Health Association offered perspectives and stories of grassroots movements that are changing the lives of the people in their region.
April 01, 2019
A new study in Health Affairs comes within a week of a federal ruling that found Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky failed to meet requirements of the 1965 law creating the program.
March 29, 2019
A study consisting of interviews and focus groups among patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma brought attention to what patients value about their treatment.
March 28, 2019
If used properly, artificial intelligence will restore the human connection between doctors and patients, says Eric Topol, MD.
March 27, 2019
Louisiana's Departments of Health and Corrections announced this week their selection of Asegua Therapeutics, a generics subsidiary arm of Gilead Sciences, as their pharmaceutical partner for the state’s “Netflix” subscription model for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. Asegua won the deal over Merck and AbbVie, which each submitted bids for the subscription model.
March 26, 2019
The Department of Justice now backs the ruling from a district court judge in Texas that said the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalidated without the individual mandate, which was removed when Congress reduced the penalty to $0.
March 22, 2019
Researchers found that a prescription for healthy food can improve health outcomes for beneficiaries in Medicare and Medicaid.
March 21, 2019
A report from the Urban Institute examined changes in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace rating regions from 2017 to 2019.