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Hospitals vs. outpatient clinics: Who causes more unplanned patient readmissions?

New research found that the length of time after which a patient returns to the hospital reveals a lot about where things went wrong and highlights the need for hospitals and clinics to work together.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge to combat crisis

Operation S.O.S. was inspired by prosecution efforts in Manatee County, Florida, which realized a 77 percent drop in overdose deaths.

Medicare Advantage outperforms traditional Medicare for chronically ill, report shows

The program outperforms the fee-for-service version when it comes to higher rates of preventive screenings, fewer avoidable hospitalizations and fewer emergency room visits.

CMS proposes rule to pay for telehealth, lower Part B add-on, allow MA risk to replace MIPS

CMS is also removing 34 process measures from MIPS as these measures are topped out, meaning physicians are already performing highly in these areas.

Bright Health’s integrated payer provider model sees triple growth

The insurer is expanding its narrow network into new markets by 2019, CEO Bob Sheey says.

Healthcare venture capital set to break $15 billion in 2018

The sector just finished the highest first half of any year since 1995.

HHS reunites 57 of 103 migrant children in its custody

Twelve parents declined to take their children – ages 5 and under – with them when they were deported, officials say.

Massachusetts attorney general raises concerns over Beth Israel Deaconess, Lahey mega-merger

AG Maura Healey wrote a letter to the state Health Policy Commission citing price, care access, competition concerns.

Doctors say pharmaceutical firms are top cause of high medical costs

A full 87 percent of those surveyed listed pharmaceutical and biotech companies as having the biggest impact on the cost of healthcare.

What to expect in the next generation of healthcare finance technologies

AI, Blockchain and visualization are coming to help hospitals make the move to value-based care.

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