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Low-income patients are less likely to get Medicare's annual wellness visit

Low-income patients are less likely to get Medicare's annual wellness visit

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 05, 2018

The CMS introduced the annual wellness visit in 2011 under the Affordable Care Act to promote prevention and wellness among the Medicare population. Yet physician offices that care for low-income, sicker populations aren't seeing patients take advantage of those free visits.

More Medicare ACOs will take on risk in 2018

More Medicare ACOs will take on risk in 2018

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 09, 2018

Of the 561 ACOs in the Medicare shared savings program this year, 101 are in a downside risk-based contract, up from 42 ACOs that were in such contracts in 2017.

Mayo Clinic allows a tasteful show of tattoos

Mayo Clinic allows a tasteful show of tattoos

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 30, 2017

Mayo Clinic has loosened its dress and decorum policy to allow for visible tattoos, so long as they do not have words or images that convey violence, profanity or sexually explicit content.

UnitedHealthcare nabs Pronovost from Johns Hopkins

UnitedHealthcare nabs Pronovost from Johns Hopkins

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 15, 2017

Dr. Peter Pronovost said he will be leaving Johns Hopkins' Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to serve as senior vice president for clinical strategy at UnitedHealthcare.

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