Early Results from Federal Price Transparency Rule Show Difficultly in Estimating the Cost of Care

Early Results from Federal Price Transparency Rule Show Difficultly in Estimating the Cost of Care

A new issue brief examines compliance with a new federal price transparency rule and variation in payer-negotiated rates at U.S. hospitals. The analysis looks at the websites of the two largest hospitals in each state and the District of Columbia,

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Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America’s health care workers, who “every single day put themselves at risk” during the pandemic, even as he acknowledged that PPE shortages had contributed to the deaths of more than 3,600 of them. “We rightfully refer

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Doxepin, a Little Known Super Drug in My Personal Black Bag of Tricks – The Health Care Blog

Driverless Cars or Keyboardless EMRs? Which Do We Need Most? – The Health Care Blog

By HANS DUVEFELT A while back I was able to completely stop my mastocytosis patient’s chronic hives, which the allergist had been unable to control. I did it with a drug that has been on the market since 1969 and is

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Report: Walgreens-backed primary care startup planning IPO

Walgreens, VillageMD to open 40 clinics by next summer

Walgreens-backed VillageMD is reportedly planning an IPO. Photo credit: Walgreens A primary care startup that has Walgreens as a big backer is looking to go public later this year. According to anonymous sources cited by Bloomberg, VillageMD is planning an

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Cleveland Clinic researchers evaluate Smartphone ECG in post AFib ablation care

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Direct-to-consumer ECGs could have a role in care for patients post atrial fibrillation ablation, according to a recent study published in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal.   Cleveland Clinic researchers found that patients using AliveCor Kardia Mobile required fewer follow

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CommonSpirit inks deal with women’s health startup Tia on primary care network

CommonSpirit inks deal with women's health startup Tia on primary care network

Dive Brief: Concierge primary care startup Tia is partnering with nonprofit health system CommonSpirit to build a series of women’s health clinics connecting inpatient and outpatient care. The Tia-branded clinics will provide multiple services with the goal of creating a

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health care makes some surprising appearances in President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, even though more health proposals are expected in a second proposal later this month. The bill

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Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian Calls are mounting for the Biden administration to set up a national tracking system of covid-19 deaths among front-line health care workers to honor the thousands of nurses, doctors and support staffers who have died and

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Will a new administration spark a renewed focus on value-based care?

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As the new administration settles in at the White House, it’s clear that a major focus of attention is on the very important industry of healthcare. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has increased the urgency of ensuring that all Americans have

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Despite tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals spend less on charity care than for-profits

Despite tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals spend less on charity care than for-profits

Though nonprofit hospitals receive tax breaks for providing charity care, a new analysis shows that they may not be doing their share. In 2018, nonprofit hospitals spent $2.3 of every $100 in total expenses incurred on charity care, which was

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