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How Maryland prevented 18,562 inpatient stays and saved $108M

October 26, 2018

Maryland’s Health Enterprise Zone Initiative aims to attract primary care providers to underserved communities and reduce emergency department visits, health care costs, and hospital admissions while improving health care access and promoting healthy behaviors.

Is the 'tide turning' on the opioid epidemic? Trump admin, rolling out new efforts, says yes.

October 25, 2018

The Trump administration this week announced new efforts to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic, as President Trump signed into law a sweeping, bipartisan bill to address opioid misuse.

HHS awards $293M to boost primary care in underserved areas

October 24, 2018

HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration is awarding $293 million in funds to programs that provide financial assistance to primary care clinicians and students who plan to work in underserved communities.

Are Medicaid managed care plans saving states money? Some regulators raise doubts.

October 22, 2018

The number of U.S. residents enrolled in Medicaid managed care plan has grown to more than 54 million, but experts say the federal and state governments have not been properly monitoring the plans.

Health care groups, DOJ square off over Trump's short-term health plan rule

October 22, 2018

More than a dozen health care organizations are seeking to block the Trump administration's rule expanding short-term health plans, but the Department of Justice argues that such groups do not have standing to file the suit.

What providers like—and don't like—about CMS' proposal to overhaul MSSP

October 22, 2018

A few health care providers say they support some provisions of CMS' proposed rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program, but many providers are voicing concerns.

Sick, tired, and broke: What 1,500 patients revealed about the financial reality of serious illness

October 19, 2018

Health insurance is intended to protect patients from high health care costs—but it does not always do so, according to a new survey of 1,495 seriously ill adults and caregivers.

The 50 most influential health care leaders, according to Time

October 19, 2018

Time's inaugural Health Care 50 list recognizes the industry's most influential movers and shakers—including FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and other policymakers.

US fertility rates are falling. These 3 charts show how.

October 18, 2018

U.S. fertility rates are falling, and new research suggests hospitals are responding by cutting obstetrician units, particularly those in rural areas.

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