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Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym

July 25, 2018 | Tom Murphy, The Times Union  That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up. Health care is shifting in a fundamental way for millions of […]

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Value-based care and the role of mobile-first patient messaging

July 24, 2018 | Dr. Tashfeen Ekram, MedCity News Value-based patient messaging must move beyond simple alerts about upcoming appointments to encouraging patients to live healthier lifestyles by delivering timely and tailored messages to spur an action Under the new tenets of value-based medicine, providers are incentivized based on patient outcomes and experiences, rather than mere […]

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Study: US making little progress toward value-based care

July, 19, 2018 | Vince Calio | NJBIZ   Doctors across the U.S. say the health care industry has made little progress toward creating fee-for-value medicine, or value-based care. That’s according to a new survey by Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics. Of 451 physicians, 67 percent said the U.S. generally has made little progress moving towards a value-based […]

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Change Healthcare Study Finds Value-Based Care Bending the Cost Curve

June 18, 2018 | Change Healthcare  National survey of 120 payers reveals value-based models bending the cost curve, commercial lines of business leading the way, episodes outperforming, and decline of pure fee-for-service accelerating. SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — AHIP Institute & Expo—Booth #301—Value-based care is bending the healthcare cost curve, reducing unnecessary medical costs 5.6% on average while […]

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FDA Recommits to Patient-Centered Care, Patient Access to Care

June 14, 2018 | Sara Heath  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued two statements reaffirming the agency’s commitment to patient-centered care, medication access, and value-based care. The FDA is continuing its efforts for patient-centered care, releasing two separate statements focused on incorporating patient voice into medical product development and improving patient access to affordable drugs. The […]

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Governor signs nation’s strongest law on ‘surprise’ medical bills

June 04, 2018 | Lilo H. Stainton  Doctors remained deeply concerned that law will weaken their negotiating power with insurance carriers, cost them money Advocates for patients, senior citizens, labor unions, and businesses hailed Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of a complex and controversial measure designed to curb the impact of costly “surprise” medical bills in […]

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