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A better after-visit summary

A better after-visit summary

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 17, 2018

Modern Healthcare set out to find a better version of an after-visit summary, asking around the industry to help create a form that is useful for patients and providers alike.

Data Points: Medical errors still challenge the industry

Data Points: Medical errors still challenge the industry

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 10, 2018

It's been 19 years since the landmark report “To Err is Human” shook up the industry. Since that time, considerable attention has been paid to reducing medical mistakes, but the industry still has a long way to go.

Aetna faces senators' scrutiny over claims denials

Aetna faces senators' scrutiny over claims denials

By Susannah Luthi  |  March 01, 2018

Two leading Senate Democrats have asked Aetna to hand over information about its prior-authorization process, citing concerns that their practices may have violated federal law.

Navicent Health partners with GE Healthcare to improve care delivery

Navicent Health partners with GE Healthcare to improve care delivery

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 23, 2018

Navicent Health, which operates a teaching hospital in central Georgia, plans to take advantage of GE Healthcare's advanced analytics. This is the sixth risk-sharing, multi-year contract GE Healthcare has embarked on over two years that involves providers.

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.

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