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For people with diabetes, turning 26 is a cliff that can turn deadly. That’s because, at that age, young adults are kicked off their parents’ insurance plans and must find their own coverage and continue taking life-saving medication they simply cannot afford.

 

Changes to the accountable care organization shared savings program by CMS are having the desired effect, but fewer ACOs are participating in 2019. The declaration comes from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, who recently penned a blog post in Health Affairs outlining the recent outcomes of the ACO shared savings program.

British researchers are homing in on just how many medical mistakes occur and how many are preventable.

The Trump administration’s expansion of short-term limited-duration health plans has held up in court after a legal challenge.

The healthcare debate has moved into the limelight as the Democratic presidential primary race heats up.

Over the last few years, the number of physicians using telemedicine has doubled, according to a new report from Doximity, and the number continues to increase 20% annually. The new report underscores the growing emergence of the new technologies and the rising need for easy access to medical care among certain populations.

 

Merger talks between Care New England, one of the largest healthcare systems in Rhode Island, Brown University and Lifespan, operator of Rhode Island Hospital, are over.

More than 85,000 workers from Kaiser Permanente are preparing a national strike after contract negotiations stalled July 12. Talks between the workers and the nonprofit healthcare company ended Thursday without a deal.

Women are out-earning their male counterparts in the role of chief information officer in the healthcare field, according to a new salary report from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

A proposed rule to eliminate drug rebates will not be pushed through. However, President Trump could still take on the pharmaceutical industry in other ways.

Just three categories of diagnostic errors account for roughly 75% of all serious misdiagnosis-related harms to patients, according to a new study published in Diagnosis. 

After introducing its new HealthHub concept store in Texas, CVS Health is spreading the store model to Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, the company announced.