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The recent Health Affairs article by Irene Papanicolas and colleagues entitled “The Relationship Between Health Spending And Social Spending In High-Income Countries: How Does The US Compare?” provides new and important data on the...
SALINA, Kan. — The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina opened in 2011 — a one-building campus in the heart of wheat country dedicated to producing the rural doctors the country needs. Now, eight years later, the school’s first...
REVERE — Dr. Amy Wheeler set a small tablet computer on the table as she turned to face her patient. Then she did something that’s become increasingly rare for doctors in the digital age: She talked to him without typing or clicking...
The numbers get our attention: More than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, with the 80-and-older segment growing the fastest and more likely to be homebound or home-limited; the number of people ages 65 and older will more than double...
On September 30, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin outlining a new opportunity for 10 states to participate in a wellness demonstration project in the individual market. HHS will begin accepting...
WASHINGTON – The Medicare Shared Savings Program, the accountable care organization (ACO) model serving nearly 11 million seniors and the dominant value-based care program in Medicare, continued its trend of lowering the rate of Medicare...
Speaking to the largest hospital association recently, CMS Administrator Seema Verma expressed the frustration being felt by millions of patients on a routine basis: “Americans are fed up, not only are they paying more, but they aren’t...
The move away from fee-for-service, while slow, has kick-started many hospitals’ efforts to work on population health and alternative payment models. But even as support for these types of projects grows among hospital management, another...
Much of the focus in health policy circles and the media has been on the price transparency provisions of the recently released executive order on improving price and quality transparency. However, the executive order also calls for the...
In mid-July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. This was the first opportunity for ACOs to apply to...
Developing a health care workforce prepared for the complex needs of older adults—who have the highest use of health care services and increasingly live with chronic conditions and disabilities—requires engaging community-based providers...
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton, the infamous US bank robber, responded “because that’s where the money is.” This quote is the inspiration for “Sutton’s Law,” which recommends prioritizing those diagnostic tests that are most...
Ever-rising health care costs and significant variations in quality have made health care reform a central theme in national politics over the past decade. As we gear up for the 2020 elections, health care reform continues to take a front...
When Joann Alfonzo, a pediatrician in Freehold, N.J., walked into her office recently she mentally rolled her eyes when she saw her next patient: a 26-year-old car salesman in a suit and tie. “That’s no longer a kid. That’s a man,” she...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of...
The ever-increasing pace of technological advancements, rising costs, and new entrants into the health care marketplace are part of the challenge health care incumbents face today. With no alternative but to adapt, health care...
Palliative care is an effective strategy to improve the quality of care and quality of life for seriously ill individuals while reducing the cost of care for these patients. Palliative care services are delivered alongside curative...
Our health is influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play. The economic, political, structural, and cultural factors that interact in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities influence food security, safety, employment,...
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session. Bibireddy and nine other medical...
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is pleased to report that Governor John Carny (D) signed Delaware Senate Bill 116  on August 7, 2019.  This legislation expands the membership of the State’s Primary Care Reform...

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