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Online retail giant Amazon’s foray into tackling healthcare costs might just start with really convenient primary care. Specifically, primary care clinics for its employees located right at its Seattle headquarters, CNBC reported ..
Primary care doctors are neglecting to talk to patients about the things that are most likely to kill them, according to a recent survey. The survey of 3,000 Americans by ImagineMD, a direct primary care medical practice in Chicago, fou..
Dive Brief: CMS is proposing an overhaul of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) that would force Accountable Care Organizations to take on financial risk sooner. While ACOs currently have six years to shift to a risk-bearing model, the ..
Dive Brief: Primary care physicians accept Affordable Care Act exchange plans more often than Medicaid, but not as much as employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a Health Affairs study. The analysis found that PCP in-network partic..
Dive Insight: With 10% of the U.S. population in ACOs and almost 1,000 available around the country, these findings are widely applicable for healthcare players in both the public and private sectors as they work out new payment models ..
Humana has filed a lawsuit against more than two dozen pharmaceutical companies for conspiring to fix the prices of widely used generic drugs, a scheme that forced the insurer to pay for drugs at artificially inflated prices. The compla..
The Trump administration announced a plan Friday that would affect about 40% of the payments physicians receive from Medicare. Not everybody’s pleased. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calls its proposed plan a histo..
Dive Brief: Americans are far less concerned about the security of their personal health data than breaches of financial information, a new SCOUT Rare Insights survey shows. Just under half (49%) of adults said they are extremely or v..
Dive Brief: Despite payer and provider efforts to reduce opioid prescribing, a new report from researchers at the Mayo Clinic published in the BMJ found that prescription rates remained level for commercially insured patients between ..
Dive Brief: The growth of accountable care organizations is cutting physician work hours as well as the likelihood of doctors being self-employed, according to a new JAMA report. The study of nearly 50,000 doctors found a 10% increase i..
- 1. 4 changes physician groups don’t like in proposed MACRA, physician fee schedule rule
- 2. LabCorp goes down after network breach, putting millions of patient records at risk
- 3. Better cybersecurity safeguards urged for medical devices, EHRs
- 4. EHR error rates vary widely across systems, JAMIA study finds
- 5. Healthcare sector leads in costs for data breaches, study finds
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