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    Partisan gridlock shouldn’t threaten true value in healthcare

    Oak Street CEO Mike Pykosz makes the case for value-based healthcare policy despite potential partisan gridlock in the 118th Congress.

    Mike Pykosz • Feb. 24, 2023
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    How data and AI can advance health equity

    Michael Sanky, global industry lead of healthcare and life sciences at Databricks, outlines how technology and healthcare leaders can harness artificial intelligence to equitably help patients.

    Michael Sanky • Feb. 17, 2023
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    Tipping point is in sight: Value-based care is driving meaningful financial results

    Strata’s Liz Kirk shares her reflections on value-based care based on the 41st annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference held in San Francisco.

    Liz Kirk • Feb. 10, 2023
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    To improve employees’ health in 2023, employers must take a hard look at where and how employees receive care

    Morgan Health CEO Dan Mendelson and partner Cheryl Pegus advocate for embracing value-based care and using virtual tools as a complement.

    Dan Mendelson and Cheryl Pegus • Feb. 3, 2023
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    COVID-19 vaccine prices are going up. It shouldn’t be our focus.

    Vaccinating as many people as possible to reduce the spread of respiratory illness that can be especially life-threatening for the youngest and oldest Americans is key, argues vaccine law professor Richard Hughes IV.

    Richard Hughes IV • Jan. 10, 2023
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    Healing healthcare cybersecurity with ‘whole-of-health’ approach

    Retired Gen. Keith Alexander and Premera Blue Cross Chief Information Security Officer Adrian Mayers argue for structural changes organizations can make to address healthcare cyberattacks.

    Keith Alexander and Adrian Mayers • Jan. 4, 2023
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    Virtual care and MA stars: value for seniors and for health plans

    Kelly Bliss, Teladoc’s head of U.S. group health, makes the case for virtual care’s efficacy in improving MA star ratings.

    Kelly Bliss • Dec. 19, 2022
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    How to address healthcare’s unique cybersecurity challenges

    Although the U.S. is entering a post-COVID era, many factors straining the healthcare industry will continue and more risk factors will kick in, argues Syed Kaptan of cybersecurity intelligence company ThreatQuotient.

    Syed Kaptan • Nov. 28, 2022
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    The American healthcare system is broken — here’s what we can do to fix it

    Value-based care is key to transforming health outcomes and empowering doctors and patients, Texas physician Kevin Spencer argues.

    Kevin Spencer • Oct. 26, 2022
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    Price transparency data provides new visibility into real rates paid to providers

    Payers can use the data to gain insights regarding the rates hospitals have negotiated with other payers, which potentially can be used during contract negotiations, BRG analysts argue.

    JoAnna Younts and Konstantin Gorelik • Oct. 14, 2022
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    A critical first: Making behavioral health services more accessible

    Intermountain executive Mikelle Moore talks about the importance of community mental health awareness and how to leverage accessibility.

    Mikelle Moore • Oct. 7, 2022
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    Will the healthcare labor shortage fuel more consolidation?

    J.P. Morgan’s head of healthcare corporate client banking lays out trends to consider as private equity firms snap up physician groups.

    Bret Schiller • Sept. 22, 2022
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    Missed vaccines open path for return of preventable diseases

    Immunization rates declined across the board beginning in March 2020, according to the CDC, but the most significant drop was among children who receive vaccines through the Vaccines for Children program.

    Patricia Stinchfield • Sept. 7, 2022
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    Congress finally eliminates Part D vaccine cost sharing: Medicare coverage is still broken

    The Inflation Reduction Act leaves intact a peculiar split in Medicare vaccine coverage that discourages physicians from offering certain vaccines, argues former Moderna Vice President Richard Hughes.

    Richard Hughes • Aug. 26, 2022
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    The promise of payer transparency

    A new price transparency rule lends itself to creating a more equitable, cost-effective market for medical coverage, Clarify Health chief analytics and privacy officer Niall Brennan argues.

    Niall Brennan • Aug. 17, 2022
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    As Congress, Biden administration squabble over COVID-19 funds, an ongoing pandemic response posture strains public health

    Congress and the administration are at odds on the need to purchase more vaccines and therapeutics while the public health workforce is beleaguered, former Moderna VP Richard Hughes argues.

    Richard Hughes • July 14, 2022
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    Healing within the healthcare community starts with empathy

    The U.S. healthcare system can’t take much more employee turnover without compromising care. Overwhelmed and overworked, many healthcare workers don’t feel safe and supported, Qualtrics’ CMO argues.

    Adrienne Boissy • July 5, 2022
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    The doctor's visit of the future will be like having coffee with a friend. Here's why

    Solv Health CMO Robert Rohatsch contends that digital healthcare transformation will help GPs finally get back to what most of us really want to do in the first place — keep patients healthy.

    Robert Rohatsch • June 22, 2022
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    Expiration of healthcare subsidies will have domino effect, leading to higher prices and increased medical debt

    Millions of Americans will experience dramatic price increases, become uninsured and likely accrue medical debt, GetInsured’s Heather Korbulic argues.

    Heather Korbulic • June 16, 2022
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    Millions of people counting on Congress to protect telehealth access

    Patients who have come to rely on telehealth have been left waiting and wondering if they will be able to receive the virtual care they need once the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended.

    Julia Mirich • May 26, 2022
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    Higher education can help solve America's nursing shortage

    By adapting new tactics, building more flexible ways to credential new nurses and making academic progression more accessible, learning institutions can take critical steps to strengthen America's core of nurses, the authors argue.

    Jennifer Graebe and Lisa McIntyre-Hite • April 11, 2022
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    CVS CIO: Data ecosystem development for a consumer-first healthcare experience

    Organizations need to have intelligent, integrated data platforms to make rapid innovation possible, CVS' Roshan Navagamuwa argues.

    Roshan Navagamuwa • March 3, 2022
  • Congress: Target the middlemen who drive up drug costs

    "The PBM market lacks the three elements essential for competition — choice, transparency and a lack of conflict of interest," antitrust attorney and former FTC policy director David Balto argues.

    David Balto • Nov. 15, 2021
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    Broadband investments can improve health, as long as insurers don't roll back telehealth coverage

    Jason Resendez of Consumers for Quality Care argues it's time for insurers, policymakers and health systems to embrace telehealth as an integral part of the future of healthcare.

    Jason Resendez • Sept. 27, 2021
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    The village doctor paradox

    Teladoc CIO Claus Jensen argues that new models of care should break down silos and rebuild using virtual and physical platforms to connect patients' care over time.

    Claus Jensen • Sept. 8, 2021