Tag Archives: Care

Research Roundup: Surprise Bills, ACOs and Mental Health Care

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. JAMA Internal Medicine: Assessment Of Out-Of-Network Billing For Privately Insured Patients Receiving Care In In-Network Hospitals  Although surprise medical bills are receiving considerable attention from lawmakers and the news media, to date there has been little systematic study of the incidence… Read More »

Transitions hampered by info exchange between venues of care

Transitions in care between providers offering different levels of care are still mired in manual processes that hampers the ability to coordinate care. A new survey examines the processes of how patients are being transitioned from acute-care providers to the long-term and post-acute care treatment environments. The research suggests that the difficulties in moving patients… Read More »

Warren calls for ‘high-quality, affordable, gender-affirming health care’

Elizabeth Warren tweeted she sought to make high quality “gender-affirming health care” affordable for trans Americans. In her tweet, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts senator added a link saying, “But the Trump administration is trying to roll back important protections for trans Americans. Help fight back by leaving a comment for HHS in… Read More »

The New Business Of Health Care – Forbes

Health care spending in the United States is on track to hit 19.4% of GDP in the next decade, giving our country the dubious top spot globally for health care expenditure. Given this unsustainable number, health care providers and suppliers must double their efforts to bend the curve by increasing visibility into what provides value… Read More »

Big Tech is teaming up with health care companies to make it easier to see your health history

Representatives from Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft joined up in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, alongside some of the largest health insurers and hospitals, to announce plans to provide consumers with easier access to their medical information. The group agreed to begin testing a set of technical specifications for sharing for a type of health data… Read More »