Policy

Hospital Safety-Net Status and Performance on Publicly Reported Episode Spending Measures

November 9th 2020, 2:00pm

Article

This study, which provides the first description of episode spending patterns for safety-net hospitals nationwide, demonstrates that episode spending does not vary by safety-net status.

Joe Biden Wins US Presidency With 273 Electoral College Votes

November 7th 2020, 4:40pm

Article

Although the fate of the Senate remains undecided, President-elect Joe Biden’s Democratic win spells major changes for both the handling of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and health care in the United States.

This Week in Managed Care: November 6, 2020

November 6th 2020, 4:33pm

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This week, the top news in managed care included top health care takeaways from the 2020 general election; a Q&A with Dr William Shrank on connecting Medicare Advantage providers and patients; Managed Care Cast discusses balancing evidence with action amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top 5 Health Care Takeaways From the 2020 General Election

November 4th 2020, 5:00pm

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Although a winner has yet to be declared in the 2020 presidential race, several ballot measures and state level races yielded results with major implications in the health care field. Below is a list of the most influential health care–related outcomes of the 2020 elections.

Mike Fazio: The Future of APMs Post Election and Supreme Court Ruling on the ACA

November 3rd 2020, 1:30pm

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There is a lot of uncertainty among providers participating in federal alternative payment models (APMs) given the general election and the upcoming Supreme Court case on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

How Federal Policy Decisions Are Influencing Cancer Care

November 2nd 2020, 10:47pm

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As novel therapies drive up the cost of cancer care, federal policy decisions are being made that influence oncologists' ability to deliver cancer care, said Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, MPH, of Texas Oncology.

Nusinersen Passes Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds for Infantile-Onset SMA

October 30th 2020, 12:15pm

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The study offers the first de novo cost-effectiveness model of these patients in the United States, according to the researchers.

HHS Wraps Up Rule Requiring Price Transparency by Payers

October 29th 2020, 3:05pm

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The Trump administration finalized rules aimed at making health care pricing more visible and transparent to those with with health insurance from employers or the individual market.

Panelists Discuss Community-Based Approaches to Mitigate Costs, Improve SDOH Outcomes

October 28th 2020, 7:39pm

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At the Alliance for Better Health’s CONVERGE Virtual Conference, experts discussed the role social determinants of health (SDOH) play in community-based health initiatives.

Helping Patients With Shared Decision-Making When Discussing Difficult Dialysis Choices

October 24th 2020, 2:59pm

Article

The decision to go on dialysis is often automatic, but using a shared decision-making process reduces the chance that a patient will regret it later.