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CMS on Thursday detailed its highly anticipated geographic direct contracting model for Medicare beneficiaries. The program, which the agency’s innovation arm has been developing for more than two years, is intended to encourage provider care coordination across a physical area. “We believe it’s one of the center’s largest bets on value-based care to date,” Center
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Dive Brief: Sanford Health’s CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft is leaving the top exec role after almost 25 years, according to a Tuesday announcement from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based system, following controversial statements the outgoing CEO made about mask wearing during the coronavirus pandemic. Sanford and Krabbenhoft maintain the decision is mutual. But it follows an
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Dive Brief: The pandemic accelerated demand for more consumer-friendly healthcare services, including telehealth visits, online scheduling and mobile check-ins to reduce wait times, according to a new report from Kaufman Hall. Providers unable to keep those changes in place, or those whose services are limited in scope, capacity or functionality, will struggle competing against those
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Dive Brief: The Occupational Health and Safety Administration announced another $471,337 in fines Friday for safety violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, covering the last week of October. Among 32 workplaces cited, 30 were healthcare facilities, including one ambulatory service in New York and an HMO medical center in New Jersey. Nursing and residential care facilities
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Dive Brief: Patients overwhelmingly turned to telehealth visits early in the COVID-19 pandemic but skipped out on diagnostic procedures and other preventive and elective care that can only be done in-person, according to a study published Thursday in JAMA Network Open. The number of mammograms and colonoscopies performed in March and April dropped more than
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Months into a crisis that highlighted flaws in the global supply chain, concerns around personal protective equipment still linger for healthcare providers. Thankfully, the pain today isn’t as acute. Hospitals are in a much better position now than at the beginning of this year. They’ve sourced through new channels, begun stockpiling efforts and used newly
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Dive Brief: Health systems rapidly scaled up their telehealth, artificial intelligence and revenue cycle programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according a report from the Nokia-GE Healthcare-UPMC-backed Center for Connected Medicine and Klas Research. But their speedy implementation magnified opportunities for improvement many want to address in the coming year. The survey of 117 executives representing
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As health systems are set to start reporting their third quarter earnings results this week, new research highlights hospitals’ ongoing fears about financial viability, patient volumes and supply stocks. That’s as new hotspots in the Midwest report rising COVID-19 case loads and hospitals prepare for the pandemic to collide with flu season, potentially causing stress
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Dive Brief: CVS Health plans to hire 15,000 new part- and full-time employees in the fourth quarter — including 10,000 pharmacy technicians, as the drugstore behemoth ramps up lobbying that the technicians should be authorized to administer coronavirus vaccines. The sharp uptick in hiring comes as its near 10,000 brick-and-mortar stores expect an influx of
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