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HOSPITAL & PROVIDER STRATEGY

Payers Can Help with the Joy of MedicinePayers have a direct interest in preserving independent physician practices and helping all physicians regain the Joy of Medicine.
Are ACA’s cost-sharing reduction plans effective?A new Commonwealth Fund study explores cost-sharing reduction plans and marketplace coverage.
Four ways clinical decision support can improve outcomesThe advantages of using an advanced clinical decision support system fall into four general “reducing” categories. Here they are.
Health policy experts predict election outcome, healthcare changesWhile healthcare has flown under the radar for much of this election season, it’s a topic that was not ignored at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus in National Harbor, Maryland.
Clinton lays out healthcare plan in NEJM; Trump opts outUnderstanding both candidates proposals can help executives make informed decisions.
Four developments helping address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend.
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcare
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcareTwo reports highlight areas of elderly care that healthcare systems and health plans should avoid.
Six healthcare interoperability barriers to watch
Six healthcare interoperability barriers to watchIs interoperability in healthcare a dream, or will payers, providers, and technology vendors finally come together to make data more available to one another?
Value-based care progress: Country by country analysisAn independent study considers the global adoption of value-based healthcare across 25 countries.
Study: New cholesterol drugs cost 356 times more than genericsA report from the Alliance of Community Health Plans can help get a better sense of how well drugs help patients compared to other treatment options.