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Data Points: Medicare Part D not immune to price hikes

Data Points: Medicare Part D not immune to price hikes

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 19, 2018

In laying out the Trump administration's strategy for reducing drug prices, HHS Secretary 
Alex Azar suggested pumping up Medicare Part D by moving some expensive drugs out of Part B.

Data Points: Whose job is on the line?

Data Points: Whose job is on the line?

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 05, 2018

No stone is left unturned as providers continue to look for ways to tighten their belts. Outsourcing continues to be one of the most favored approaches, although exactly where outsourcing is taking place may come as a surprise.

Data Points: Breaking down health coverage by race

Data Points: Breaking down health coverage by race

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 21, 2018

April is National Minority Health Month. Along with the ongoing challenge of eliminating disparities in care, both insurance and access to care also vary based on race.

Data Points: We're No. 1 … in healthcare spending

Data Points: We're No. 1 … in healthcare spending

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 07, 2018

The U.S. continues to outpace other industrialized nations in healthcare spending. Researchers from Harvard and the London School of Economics analyzed data from 11 high-income countries and found that although utilization rates were relatively similar, the U.S. spends twice as much on medical care.

Data Points: Severe flu season lingers through the end of winter

Data Points: Severe flu season lingers through the end of winter

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 17, 2018

Spring is upon us and flu season is winding down, but it’s not over yet. In data from its weekly report for March 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that a majority of states are still seeing high flu activity during what has been a robust flu infection season.

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.

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