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    Hospital executives say cost control is top priority
    According to the Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey, healthcare CEOs ranked “preparing the enterprise for sustainable cost control” as the top priority. This was the first time the item was included in the survey, and 62 percent […]

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    Study: Value-based insurance may increase medication adherence
    Value-based insurance design (VBID) may be associated with increased medication adherence, according to a study published online in Health Affairs. Researchers conducted a systematic review of 21 studies from online databases and used th […]

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    CMS freezes payments to ACA marketplace insurers
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended more than $10 billion in risk-adjustment payments, which are used to stabilize the health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to an article in The Los Angele […]

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    Medical device security guidance sought
    Following a request for information (RFI) from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, comments by many industry members support an appeal for Congress to provide financial support, guidance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for medical device […]

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    Robotic-arm assisted TKA may improve outcomes
    Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may be associated with better outcomes compared to conventional jig-based TKA, according to a study published online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Journal. The prospective cohort study included 40 c […]

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    CMS releases 2017 Open Payments data
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Open Payments data for 2017. Data were disclosed by 1,525 manufacturers and group purchasing organizations related to payments and transfers of value provided to physicians and teaching hospitals, as […]

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    U.S. hospitals face injectable opioid shortage
    U.S. hospitals frequently run out of injected opioids due to manufacturer shortages, according to a report from the Associated Press. To compensate, doctors and pharmacists report rationing injectable opioids, using slower-acting or less effective pain […]

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    Study finds value-based payment models and healthcare marketplace competition may not reduce costs
    Early value-based payment models did not reduce the total cost of care or improve clinical quality outcomes, according to a report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Leavitt Partners […]

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    CMS launches Data Element Library to advance EHR interoperability
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of the Data Element Library (DEL), a free, centralized database to support the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). The public can use DEL to view […]

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    Trump administration proposes HHS restructuring as part of large government overhaul
    As part of a 132-page plan titled Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, the White House proposed to move all major public-assistance programs, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HH […]