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Hospitals & Providers Strategy

Here's why microhospitals are poised for growthThis new hospital model offers an opportunity to attract new patients in an efficient, cost-effective setting.
CMS quality payment program year 2 proposal: 8 things to knowCMS’ Quality Payment Program launched in 2016 as part of MACRA. Here’s what’s in store for Year 2.
First gene therapy for cancer approved: What health execs should knowThe first therapy based on gene transfer has been approved by the FDA. What’s next for healthcare executives?
Seven things to know about Express Scripts’ plan to limit opioidsAs President Trump declares the opioid epidemic “a national emergency,” a new opioid management program from Express Scripts will limit the number and strength of opioid drugs to first-time patients.
Opinion: 4 reasons to revitalize the Children’s Health Insurance ProgramAs legislative discussions begin regarding the reauthorization of CHIP, it is imperative to keep in mind how proposed cuts could be detrimental to the health and future of our nation’s children.
How Cigna reduced opioid use 12% in 12 monthsManaged Healthcare Executive (MHE) recently spoke with Cigna’s Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Doug Nemecek, MD, about Cigna’s efforts, outcomes, and how it plans to reach its goal
Opinion: Three ways to maximize the benefits of physician assistantsHow Phoenix Children’s improved access, value and outcomes through a dedicated focus on advanced practice providers.
Four data analytics areas that promote cost savingsAnalytics is an integral component of healthcare no matter what Congress decides, according to one expert. Here are 4 areas of data analytics that health plans can develop that will promote future cost savings.
How to approach value in oncologyAn eye-opening study by Precision for Value assesses cancer value frameworks.
Three ways integration focuses on customersHere are three ways HealthPartners’ health plan and care delivery system work together to save customers time and money and improve their experience.