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Data Points: Medicare Part D not immune to price hikes

Data Points: Medicare Part D not immune to price hikes

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. »

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Data Points: Healthcare job growth continues, but some sectors expected to hit major shortages

Data Points: Healthcare job growth continues, but some sectors expected to hit major shortages

Healthcare continues to be a job generator, adding a net total of 24,000 positions in April alone. But the news isn't all rosy. Major shortages are expected in some critical areas over the next decade, including a potential gap of 121,000 physicians by 2030.

Data Points: Whose job is on the line?

Data Points: Whose job is on the line?

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: Spring pollen counts to plague allergy sufferers nationwide

Data Points: Spring pollen counts to plague allergy sufferers nationwide

With spring in the air, so is pollen. Allergy sufferers from coast to coast, get ready. AccuWeather reported that some parts of the country are already seeing the highest pollen counts ever recorded.

Data Points: Breaking down health coverage by race

Data Points: Breaking down health coverage by race

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: Disease and risk factors still vary greatly by state

Data Points: Disease and risk factors still vary greatly by state

A broad range of researchers studied data on 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors and found that while the U.S. saw improvement in outcomes between 1990 and 2016, there's still wide state-level variation.

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

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

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.

Webinar: Bridging Gaps in Care Through the Formation of Care Transition Networks

Webinar: Bridging Gaps in Care Through the Formation of Care Transition Networks

Join this webinar to learn about why post-acute care collaboration is imperative to ensure effective clinical transitions, network formation/deployment, collaboration models (Adventist and KRS stories) and defining what success looks like for your care transition network.

Data Points: Measuring community health

Data Points: Measuring community health

From asthma to obesity, key indicators continue to pose challenges for community health.

George Caldwell

George Caldwell

George Caldwell had the foresight to be an early adopter of such innovations as patient-centered care, hospital-physician alignment, integration of behavioral and physical health, and more.

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