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    PALADINA HEALTH ACQUIRES ACTIVATE HEALTHCARE, CREATING LARGE PROVIDER OF VALUE-BASED CARE

    Jan 18, 2019

    Paladina Health, a direct primary care services company based in Denver, has acquired Indiana-based Activate Healthcare, a provider offering customized services to employers and unions for preventive and primary medical care. The collaboration creates one of the largest providers of value-based prim...

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    TELEHEALTH AND THE LAW: WHAT HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KICKBACK AND FALSE CLAIMS RULES

    Jan 18, 2019

    Want to connect with your physician but unable to drive? Feeling immobile or isolated in a remote rural location? The emergence of telehealth has given rise to the possibility of connecting with healthcare providers remotely, but there's one snag for those who wish to offer it as a service: the ...

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    HOW PROVIDERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TEXAS ARE OVERCOMING TELEHEALTH OBSTACLES

    Jan 18, 2019

    The use of telehealth is growing as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to expand reimbursement for its use. But there are still some under-recognized challenges to telehealth adoption, according to Dr. David McSwain, chief medical information officer of the Medical University o...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59175917

    INDUSTRY VOICES—HOW DATA ANALYTICS CAN HELP PHYSICIAN PRACTICES TRANSITION TO VALUE-BASED CARE MODELS

    Jan 18, 2019

    In order to grapple with spending increases, the U.S. healthcare industry is transforming the way physicians are compensated to provide care to patients from the current fee-for-service (FFS) model to one in which medical providers are paid a flat fee for servicing a defined group of patients. This ...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59185918

    MEDPAC RECOMMENDS OVERHAUL TO MEDICARE'S HOSPITAL QUALITY PROGRAMS

    Jan 18, 2019

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Thursday voted to approve a recommendation that Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overhaul quality and value programs for hospitals. MedPAC first outlined the idea in its June report (PDF) to Congress, saying it would essentiall...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59195919

    NORTH CAROLINA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL OKS HCA ACQUISITION OF MISSION HEALTH

    Jan 18, 2019

    HCA's planned acquisition of Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health System cleared a major hurdle this week after North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced that he has no objections to the deal. Stein pointed to HCA's commitments to provide healthcare services and to make ...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59205920

    INTERMOUNTAIN TAKES ITS CHALLENGE OF FALSE CLAIMS ACT TO THE SUPREME COURT

    Jan 18, 2019

    Intermountain Healthcare is trying to take its ongoing challenge of the False Claims Act (FCA) to the Supreme Court. The Salt Lake City-based health system has asked the court to review a decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming the FCA violates the Appointments Clause of the Constitu...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59215921

    INDUSTRY VOICES—4 WAYS HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN PREPARE FOR NEW MATERNAL CARE DESIGNATIONS

    Jan 18, 2019

    Four years ago, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine released a joint consensus statement on maternal level-of-care designations (MLOCD). The goal of the designations was to standardize levels of maternal care as a means of improving mat...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59225922

    CVS, WALMART MAKE NICE, REACH NEW MULTI-YEAR DEAL TO KEEP RETAIL GIANT IN CAREMARK’S NETWORK

    Jan 18, 2019

    Just days after Walmart announced it would pull out of CVS Caremark’s network, the two sides have resolved their differences and reached a new contract agreement.  CVS Health announced Tuesday that Walmart had opted to exit Caremark’s pharmacy benefit management and Managed Medicaid...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59235923

    STUDY: SHIFTING DRUGS FROM MEDICARE PART B TO PART D COULD HIT SOME BENEFICIARIES WHERE IT HURTS—THEIR WALLETS

    Jan 18, 2019

    Moving pricey Medicare Part B drugs into Part D could bring down drug spending overall, but it may also hit the wallets of some beneficiaries harder, according to a new study. Researchers led by a team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that shifting some of the...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59245924

    HERE ARE 6 MAJOR ISSUES FACING HEALTHCARE IN 2019, ACCORDING TO PWC

    Jan 17, 2019

    The U.S. healthcare industry is looking less like a special case, a large segment of the U.S. economy with its own unique quirks, and is beginning to behave like other industries, according to "Top health industry issues of 2019: The New Health Economy comes of age," the 13th annual health...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59055905

    HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES SHOULD INVEST IN VALUE-BASED CARE TECHNOLOGIES NOW, DELOITTE SAYS

    Jan 17, 2019

    New research from Deloitte found that hospitals leading the charge to value-based contracts are adopting emerging technologies for population health and care coordination, data aggregation, and management, as well as reporting and analytics. While that sounds obvious enough, the Deloitte report also...

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    https://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59065906

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