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From new outreach programs to multidisciplinary teams, here are some new strategies health plans are employing to fight the opioid epidemic
Karen B. DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, gives the best courses of action for top technology challenges and opportunities facing healthcare executives.
As asthma prevalence continues to rise in the adult and pediatric populations, U.S. healthcare spending on medications, especially branded inhalers, is expected to increase.
Payers pair with providers to manage patients with chronic disease at a distance.
Health plans have found that Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange plans are plagued with loopholes, and that some consumers are taking advantage.
Report offers some clues regarding healthcare spending disparities
A discussion with Thomas H. Lee, MD, chief medical officer, Press Ganey
Drug shortages take a toll, especially on emergency department patients.
Successful healthcare systems share their strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
Staying compliant with a prescribed treatment regimen gives cardiovascular disease patients the best chance of improving their heart health and reducing future incidences of cardiac events. Here’s how to get patients on board.

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INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
CMS dual-eligible demos called into ...

GAO report raises questions about programs for Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries, but industry insiders remain optimistic.

Lessons learned from MSSP ACOs: What ...
Public opinion shifts about the ACA
Presidential candidates’ ACA plans

PHARMACY BEST PRACTICES
CMS proposal to address antibiotic ...

To participate in Medicare and Medicaid, hospital and critical access hospitals (CAHs) would need to meet new criteria.

Opinion: Mail-order pharmacy market ...
Risky antibiotic use threatens patients
How four health plans are fighting ...

ACCOUNTABLE CARE
CEO of ACO shares how it saved ...

In 2013, its first year taking part in CMS’ Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Program, Rio Grande Valley ...

Survey reveals 3 value-based payment ...
Top 5 ways value-based pricing ...
Blue Shield of California CEO shares ...

POLICY
CMS dual-eligible demos called into ...

GAO report raises questions about programs for Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries, but industry insiders remain optimistic.

CMS proposal to address antibiotic ...
Several health plans sue government ...
Seven healthcare questions the ...

Zika Virus
Clinical pearls for treating uveitis

Uveitis presents particular problems for ophthalmologists. Inflammation inside the eye can occur from so many causes that ...

Zika screening: Is looking for ...
Zika virus has implications for your ...
Tips on how to talk to patients ...

FOR YOUR BENEFIT
Payer mega mergers in question: ...

Michael Abrams of Numerof and Associates healthcare consulting firm discusses how the DOJ’s actions to block the ...

Top 7 leadership deficiencies in ...
What drives patients to medical ...
Karen B. DeSalvo on the top tech ...

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