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Data Points: For many children, it's still access denied

Data Points: For many children, it's still access denied

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 26, 2017

Many of the nation's youngest residents have been returning to classrooms over the past few weeks. But studies show that despite 2.8 million children under the age of 18 gaining health insurance between 2010 and 2015, access to basic services remains out of reach for many.

Data Points: Blinded by the darkness

Data Points: Blinded by the darkness

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 18, 2017

Maybe check with your coders or optometrist. H31.023 is the ICD-10 code for solar retinopathy, or injury to the retinal tissue that typically comes from sun-gazing or, um, viewing an eclipse without the right protection. Knowing the code may come in handy this week.

This made-in-Chicago health app soon may go national

This made-in-Chicago health app soon may go national

By J. Duncan Moore Jr.  |  August 10, 2017

For the patients who have used the patient wellness app, it has lowered annual disease-related hospital costs by 64% and lowered the overall cost of care by 25%. "And the patients are happier," the creator said.

Data Points: ACOs keep evolving, now covering 10% of U.S. population

Data Points: ACOs keep evolving, now covering 10% of U.S. population

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 15, 2017

Hailed as one of the primary vehicles for driving the industry away from fee-for-service arrangements, accountable care organizations now cover roughly 10% of the U.S. population, according to Leavitt Partners and the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative.

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