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These 7 startups want to disrupt health care. But are they actually any good?

May 8, 2019

Startups throughout the health care industry are threatening to disrupt the traditional landscape, so to get an idea of which ones live up to the hype, Business Insider reporter Lydia Ramsey tried seven health startups and shared what she learned.

Humana will pilot a lower-cost insurance plan with virtual primary care

April 26, 2019

Humana on Wednesday announced it is piloting a first-of-its-kind health plan that offers members primary care primarily through telehealth services.

The 19 health care 'unicorns' worth at least $1B

April 22, 2019

So-called "unicorns"—startup companies valued at $1 billion or more—were rare when venture capital investor Aileen Lee coined the term in 2013, but now, CB Insights' database tracks 326 such companies, including 19 working in the U.S. health care industry.

The new telehealth benefits coming to MA plans

April 8, 2019

CMS on Friday finalized a rule that aims to increase Medicare beneficiaries' access to care by broadening the telehealth services covered under Medicare Advantage plans.

EConsults are becoming more popular in health care, but there's still some unknowns

March 28, 2019

A growing number of primary care doctors are replacing in-person specialist consults with electronic consultations—a practice that can "free up capacity in crowded health systems" and reduce wait times for other patients, according to health economist Austin Frakt.

This man was told he didn't have long to live—via video screen, family says

March 12, 2019

Ernest Quintana was rushed to the hospital due to labored breathing, and once he was there, a doctor on a video screen told Quintana he did not have long to live—leaving his family upset that the message had not come from an in-person caregiver, and highlighting potential ethical issues with telemedicine.

Medicare wants to revamp ambulance payments, aiming to prevent avoidable ED visits

February 15, 2019

HHS on Thursday announced the launch of a new voluntary payment model for emergency ambulance services—called the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) model—that would allow Medicare to reimburse first responders for care delivered on-site or via telemedicine, even if patients are not taken to a hospital.

CMS unveils new Medicare Part D payment model, updates MA model

January 22, 2019

CMS on Friday announced new interventions that Medicare Advantage plans will be able to test under the value-based insurance design model, as well as a new model for Medicare Part D designed to make plans take on more financial risk.

In the age of telemedicine, here's what it's like for doctors to work from home

December 11, 2018

At a time when physician burnout is rising, some physicians are opting to ditch the busy brick and mortar practice across town and instead see patients from the comfort their own homes.

How the Trump admin wants to make health care more competitive

December 6, 2018

HHS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury in a 119-page report recommend reforms across the U.S. health care market to promote choice and competition.

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