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How predictive analytics helped reduce readmissions at UnityPoint Health

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Engaging with different stakeholders and coaching care teams has helped the health system realize a 40 percent improvement in 30-day readmissions.

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OptumRx opioid risk management program to go nationwide

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Interventions lead to fewer prescriptions, less opioid consumption by aggressively limiting opioid dose and duration of therapy at the initial first fill.

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UnitedHealthcare gives out $234,000 in grants to help consumers in rural areas of Kansas gain access to care

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The money is going to programs to improve health through telemedicine, at home care, portable technology, transportation and drug and other screenings.

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Hospitals weigh primary care C-suite roles to bridge gaps in care, improve quality

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Chief primary care medical officers would split time between outpatient clinic setting, hospital clinician work, and administration at the hospital leadership level.

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New cancer drug surpasses highest price to date

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Novartis hasn't announced their final cost but the 'quantum leap' price tag expected has implications for reimbursement and insurance premiums overall.

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Aledade tech is helping solo practitioners stay independent amid value-based shift

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Arkansas physician says he would be struggling to keep up with the rapid payment model changes without the ACO affiliation.

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Centegra Health hospital cuts medical-surgical, intensive care services amid financial struggles

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Costs of opening its new 128-bed facility, write-offs for unpaid patient bills, and rising Medicare and Medicaid patient volumes blamed for system's losses.

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