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COVID-19 Makes Alternative Payment Models More Appealing

August 14, 2020

In this part one of two series, Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras chat with Keely Macmillan, senior vice president of policy and solutions management at Archway Health. The trio discusses the Value in Health Care Act of 2020, which would make some important changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Programs ACOs, the largest CMS ACO program.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Consumer Healthcare Behavior

August 14, 2020

Deloitte, a consulting firm, recently released new data on consumer behaviors towards healthcare and how those behaviors changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in a survey.

Virtual Learning Module Launches to Help Med Professionals Improve Communication During COVID-19

August 14, 2020

The physician-led communication training program is now available through a virtual-only experience as health care organizations adapt to the changing environment surrounding COVID-19.

Five Digital Health Trends That Emerged Before COVID-19 Have Since Accelerated

August 13, 2020

A majority of executives believe technology has become an inseparable part of the human experience in a recent survey. However, a bit more than half of those execs said advancements in new technologies and scientific innovations are positioned to disrupt the industry.

NYC Mortality From 1918 Flu Pandemic, COVID-19 'Comparable,' Say Researchers

August 13, 2020

Excess deaths associated with the two pandemics are in the same ballpark during New York City peaks.

How Physician-Led, In-Home Care Can Save Lives During the Pandemic and Beyond

August 13, 2020

Dr. Karen Vloedman shares her learnings that will help inform best practices to assist payers and provider groups when preparing for and navigating the CoVID-19 pandemic.

CEO of Illinois Medical District Suzet McKinney Talks Racism and SDoH in Public Health

August 12, 2020

In this week's episode, Briana Contreras spoke with Suzet McKinney, CEO of the Illinois Medical District and an Adjunct Instructor at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The two discussed the role of social determinants when promoting health and health equity and most importantly why and how racism is a public health issue.

As a Presidential Candidate, Kamala Harris Had Difficulty Navigating Healthcare Issues

August 12, 2020

Harris ended up proposing a moderate Medicare for all plan modeled on the Medicare Advantage choice that seniors now have.

Virtual Musculoskeletal Care: Key Benefits for Patients, Providers, and Health Plans

August 12, 2020

Physical therapy or the regular physical activity that successful treatment of MSK disorders makes possible helps reduce the risk of many chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, dementia, and mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

Medicare Part D Formularies Actually Do Encourage Use of Generics, Say Researchers

August 11, 2020

Colcrys and Copaxone are among the exceptions.