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Data Points: Back to school
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

Young adults are heading off to college over the coming weeks. What are their healthcare options?

Surfing therapy dog Ricochet rides the waves
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

Judy Fridono originally trained Ricochet to be a service dog, but she was more interested in chasing birds. Fridono then discovered Ricochet balanced well on a boogie board and soon the dog was competing in surfing contests and surfing alongside patients.

Largest healthcare management consulting firms, 2019
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

An extended, online-exclusive ranked list of the nation's 47 largest healthcare management consulting firms, ranked by 2018 revenue from healthcare consulting fees.

Kidney transplants, home dialysis emphasized in Trump executive order
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

An executive order President Donald Trump signed in July would overhaul kidney disease treatment, with a focus on expanded transplant access and home care.

Hospitals want CMS to remove star ratings ahead of overhaul
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

While hospitals are pleased the CMS plans to change the star ratings in 2021, they are disappointed a ratings update is coming before then and that the agency will continue working with its current contractors.

Letters: Public charge rule shouldn’t be cast as 'heartless'
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

There are valid reasons for the proposal, in terms of economics, more government deficit spending, attraction of immigrants for perverse reasons, to name a few. Resources are always limited; the question of how to intelligently allocate them will always persist.

New therapies such as bioelectronics turning drug companies into therapy companies with hospitals' help
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

Advancements in digital apps, electronic devices and genetics are widening the traditional definition of what medical therapies can entail.

Provider consolidation pressuring management consulting firms to adapt
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

Niche consulting firms may need to go the M&A route to keep pace with industry trends.

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

While value-based payment contracts are popular among providers and insurers, the amount of reimbursement actually at risk remains slim.

Incorporating pharmacists into the ICU team
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:00:00 EDT

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton trains general pharmacists in critical-care medicine so they can better treat patients in the intensive-care unit.

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