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As President Donald Trump continues to make clear that he wants to kill the Affordable Care Act, new research suggests that a big part of the ACA -- the expansion of the Medicaid program -- was linked with fewer cardiovascular-related...
California had just weeks to get a program that used medication to treat opioid use disorder up and running after receiving $90 million in federal grants in 2017. So officials found a model that was already working in Vermont, and...
In rolling out a first-of-its-kind program to prevent diabetes, Medicare officials dashed the hopes of many startups in 2017 by deciding to exclude online health companies from participation. Since the program’s launch, however, large...
In her Health Affairs Blog post last fall, Sharon Brownlee lamented how frequently patients agree to treatments that they know little about. In the United States and elsewhere, clinicians have a clear ethical and legal responsibility to...
The Errors of Care Omission Survey may be effective at identifying critical omissions in the primary care setting, leading to increased prevention of patient harm, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety. “Most...
Community health centers provide comprehensive primary care to medically underserved communities, regardless of patients’ insurance status or ability to pay. Health centers have enjoyed bipartisan support for decades, because they provide...
The current devaluation of primary health care professionals has caused significant greed for specialties. The complexity of the selections for specialization has grown because of the need for an increasingly rigid choice for medical...
On April 2, 2019, in an effort initiated by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) and the Council for Academic Family Medicine (CAFM), more than 20 of our nation’s leading organizations, associations, foundations, and...
Healthcare services performed in outpatient settings grew from 11.1% of care visits to 12.9% between 2009 and 2017, according to a new Health Care Cost Institute report. Echocardiograms and drug administration saw the biggest increases in...
Health care spending is projected to grow to 19.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2027, and big gaps in quality and access to care persist. This has motivated payers and providers to implement alternative payment models (APMs)...
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) recently completed financing of its first project in Philadelphia: a 28,000-square-foot center that will provide primary care services and safe, respectful living accommodations for seniors...
The Academy has sent Congress its federal funding priorities for fiscal year (FY) 2020, emphasizing primary care's vital role in protecting and improving health in rural and other underserved areas and preventing chronic illness nationwide...
The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is developing a framework for regulating artificial intelligence products used in medicine that continually adapt based on new data. The agency’s outgoing commissioner, Scott...
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Duke University Health System have together formed Experience Health, a new health insurance company created to meet the unique needs of seniors in today’s fast-paced world.   Experience...
Health products are increasingly moving from the realm of the medical professional to the consumer. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) versions of teeth alignment kits, genetic tests, hearing aids, heart-rhythm monitors, neurostimulation devices,...
Political debate over the Affordable Care Act has defined the health policy political landscape for nearly a decade.  The impassioned back and forth over whether to “repeal and replace” or strengthen and defend the law has been a focus of...
Who are your patients and what do they need? That's a key question not only for providing care, but for getting paid. One way to find out is through behavioral segmentation, which seeks to understand patient preferences according to...
The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2.53 percent on average 2020 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled, a reflection of a new estimate on medical...
In an effort to promote downside financial risk adoption, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other providers are calling on the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) to increase transparency and improve stability. The National Association...
On March 28, 2019, Judge John D. Bates of the District of Columbia found major provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) final rule on association health plans (AHPs) to be unlawful. The rule’s interpretation of “employer” to include...

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