• paging_filter By Aine Cryts Retail healthcare clinics continue to take hold in the market, expanding their reach to consumers who seek low-cost–and more convenient access to–care. CVS Health’s acquisition of Target’s 1,660 pharmacies and nearly 80 clinics for $1.9 billion is just a recent example of a major retailer expanding in this healthcare market. The […]

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  • Attendees at the HealthLeaders Media 2015 Population Health Exchange detailed two population health management programs that are tackling obesity and improving chronic disease management. At an invitation-only gathering, healthcare leaders at the forefront of population health shared information on engaging patients, managing their chronic diseases, and leveraging data to improve health outcomes […]

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  • At the annual Healthcare Financial Management Association National Institute conference, healthcare leaders are responding to a long list of pain points by linking information systems to financial performance and revenue cycle processes to patient experience. Fittingly for Florida in June, healthcare finance executives are feeling the heat. With commercial insurance carriers and […]

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  • Can the Mayo Clinic convince Congress to take telemedicine seriously? That’s the gist of a July 4 story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, which notes how the Rochester, Minn.-based health system is absorbing the cost of its eICU service to seven network hospitals and charging a subscription fee for telestroke consults to health systems outside the […]

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  • Fueled by the financial incentives built into the healthcare reform law, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s concept is generating meaningful changes in the way healthcare is delivered, research finds. The Triple Aim, an approach to health delivery that targets quality, cost and population health, could have been just another piece of healthcare […]

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  • CMS proposes that for stays expected to last less than two midnights, an inpatient admission would be acceptable on a case-by-case basis. Enforcement of the two-midnight rule would shift to quality improvement organizations from recovery auditors. CMS is sharply accelerating its push toward moving outpatient payments from a fee-for-service model to a […]

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  • Efforts to rate the reliability of apps and pay providers for using telehealth, along with an ongoing battle in Texas over the efficacy of a telehealth visit, have garnered the most interest among mHealth News readers through the first half of the year. In tabulating reader interest over the first six months of 2015, these […]

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  • How long does it take for a doctor to get the message when his or her patient is admitted to the ER or transferred to another facility? Chances are, that phone call is down a ways on the list, behind family and friends, and not always made during office hours. A New York-based startup aims […]

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  • Rapidly changing market drivers are increasing the stakes for payers and providers throughout the continuum of care. Many silos still exist between hospitals, nursing homes and home care services that will impact the provider’s ability to shift successfully to value based reimbursement (VBR). Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, from the department of Health and Human Services […]

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