Hospitals & Providers Strategy Opinion: What to know about CMS hospital Star Ratings A survey from Vizient of CMS previews reports from member hospitals. Here are the findings. Re-evaluate coverage policies for breast cancer August 10, 2016 By Tracey Walker New NCCN guidelines include new technology as an option for patients’ annual screening. CMS divulges CPC+ regions: What you need to know August 08, 2016 By Tracey Walker Doctors in these states are now eligible for CPC+. Experts share how to prepare. Three ways to draw competitive advantage from risk adjustment August 06, 2016 By Christina Sung Risk adjustment has great potential if you follow these three simple rules. Successful provider, plan led weight loss programs August 05, 2016 By Aine Cryts How one health system and one health plan are fighting the obesity epidemic Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities August 05, 2016 By By Joseph Smith MD As hospitals begin to search for key post-acute providers and implement new care pathways, providers should be aware of program waivers that afford greater flexibility in determining the most cost-effective care possible to ensure good outcomes for patients within the CJR model. Marilyn Tavenner discusses AHIP’s strategy August 04, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate AHIP’s president and CEO Marilyn Tavenner discusses the association’s top priorities, challenges, and opportunities. Here's what docs don't know about diabetes patients August 01, 2016 By Tracey Walker Surveys conducted by the AACE with support from Sanofi US, identified differences in perceptions among adults living with type 2 diabetes. What healthcare professionals don't know may surprise you. How your pharmacy partners impact your Star Ratings August 01, 2016 By Marc O'Connor Are you tracking your prospective pharmacy partners to measure their potential impact on your Star Rating? You should be. Spotlight on superbugs sparks concern over catheter use July 31, 2016 By Richard Roach MD The standard of care for patients unable to drain their bladder is catheter use, but new alternatives reduce risk of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and costs to the healthcare system.