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Insured or not, unnecessary care is a problem among pediatric patients
Researchers find roughly one in ten children received unneeded services in 2014
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AHA and other hospital groups sue to stop CMS contract disclosure rule
Pushing back against Trump's plan for price transparency
Trump's new transparency rules for healthcare pricing get push back from industry
The rule would have hospitals post online costs for 300 common services
Amazon acquires Health Navigator
It will become part of the Amazon Care group, which provides care to its employees
CMS to implement final rule to reduce 'burdensome' regulations
Will save a projected $8 billion over the next decade
Medicare Advantage members unsure of or cannot access patient portals
More than half interested in accessing own claims and records
Bringing the 'eight dimensions of wellness' to employee-provided health insurance
Having coverage is not the same thing as taking advantage of it
CMS proposes alternative payment model for radiation oncology
Uses prospective, episode-based payments; ensures value-based care
CMS to add more telehealth benefits to Medicare Advantage plans
Aiming for greater flexibility, lower costs
Amazon, JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway venture dubbed Haven
Will address healthcare needs of the trio's 1.2 million employees
CMS to unveil mandatory payment model for radiation oncology
Part of determining approach that saves more and offers greater quality
Allstate Insurance files complaint against Long Island radiology practice
Accused of submitting fraudulent charges of over $1 million
Sagnik Bhattacharya
PatientPing appoints head of payer & provider initiatives.
Reimbursement is lagging for MR-compatible cardiac devices
Study finds hospitals on pace to absorb $400 million in extra costs
ACR and Georgia Tech partner to gain new insight on imaging claims data
Using AI and big data analytics to improve healthcare delivery and policy
Healthix adopts Verato solution for patient matching, waives HIE connection fee
Largest public health information exchange in the US
Why Amazon’s winning the healthcare battle
Analyzing the PillPack acquisition and other recent moves by the online retail giant