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Aug 9, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today issued a proposed rule that would redesign the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s participation options by offering eligible accountable care organizations two tracks, which they would agree to participate in for at least five years.
Aug 9, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued a proposed rule that would maintain the current methodology for calculating risk adjustment transfers in the individual and small group health insurance markets for benefit year 2018.
Aug 9, 2018
The Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday launched an Ebola vaccination campaign for high-risk populations in North Kivu province, where a new outbreak of the virus was announced last week.
Aug 9, 2018
The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder at labor and delivery more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, to 6.5 per 1,000 hospital births.
Aug 9, 2018
More than 43% of adults were enrolled in a high-deductible health plan through their employer in 2017, up from 15% in 2007, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Aug 9, 2018
For the first time, 29 new ICD-10 codes will be available on Oct. 1 to allow providers to identify and assist victims of human trafficking and coding professionals to translate that information into data that will provide greater insights into the problem. 
Aug 9, 2018
Scott S. Parker, guided by his father’s values of determination and optimism, became the first president of Intermountain Healthcare – a position in which he spent 23 years.
Aug 9, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine offers a template for making your health care organization more inclusive; Henry Ford announces direct-to-employer care contract with GM; and new information about the Amazon/Chase/Berkshire Hathaway startup.
Aug 8, 2018
Eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System may apply through Dec. 31 for a 2018 hardship exception for the Promoting Interoperability performance category or for “extreme and uncontrollable circumstances.”
Aug 8, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has named a committee to study and report on the scientific evidence regarding the causes of clinician burnout, the consequences for clinicians and patients, and interventions to support clinician well-being and resilience.