Evolent helps with high-risk patients

Evolent helps with high-risk patients

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2016

Evolent's technology and consulting platform can help identify high-risk patients by analyzing data from multiple sources and then create physician-driven care-management plans.

CMS offers no-risk risk contracts in primary-care initiative

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 27, 2016

Insurers wonder if CMS' latest effort to drum up interest in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative will overcome obstacles to participation in states that have laws prohibiting physician practices from taking on risk-based contracts.

Blog: The IT holy grail remains out of policymakers' hands

By Joseph Conn  |  May 26, 2016

In the last full year of the Obama administration, federal policymakers remain so focused on interoperability that an annual gathering hosted by the top national IT office leans hard on the issue.

State Medicaid agencies limiting opioid prescriptions

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 26, 2016

State Medicaid agencies around the country are limiting how many opioids providers can prescribe in an effort to curb the disproportionate number of beneficiaries who are at risk of overdose and death.

University of Michigan system joins Together Health as network provider

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  May 26, 2016

The University of Michigan Health System has joined Together Health Network as a referral provider for complex, or quaternary, healthcare services. Formed in 2014, Together Health is a clinically integrated network that includes more than 25 hospitals and 5,000 physicians across Michigan.

Health tech policy guru Dr. Paul Tang joins IBM Watson Health

Health tech policy guru Dr. Paul Tang joins IBM Watson Health

By Joseph Conn  |  May 25, 2016

Dr. Paul Tang, a veteran physician informaticist and health IT policy guru, is going to work with Watson. The former chief technology and innovation officer at Medical Foundation/Sutter Health in Palo Alto, Calif., is now VP and chief health transformation officer at IBM Watson Health.

VA will expand scope of nurse practice

By Shannon Muchmore and Virgil Dickson  |  May 24, 2016

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice to their full authority at VA facilities. The change has long been debated at the VA and in Congress but is opposed by the American Medical Association and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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