Amazon is seeking to acquire the online pharmacy PillPack for about $1 billion in cash—a move that Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg said could signal that Amazon is seeking "a stepping stone to a more comprehensive suite of services that target our highest-spending patient populations."
The rise in employer-sponsored high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) has led many workers to skip necessary care, fall into debt, or simply feel that they "can't afford to get sick," John Tozzi and Zachary Tracer report for Bloomberg—leading some employers to abandon HDHPs for some workers or find new ways to make care available pre-deductible.
CMS is considering making a version of Mount Sinai's Hospital-at-Home program a Medicare payment model, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare. Advisory Board's Tomi Ogundimu and Clare Wirth outline four action steps you can take to make your Hospital-at-Home program successful
Delusory parasitosis is the belief that one's body has been infested by insects or mites—and new research suggests it's more common than you might think, presenting doctors with a difficult task: telling patients it's more appropriate to seek treatment for delusions rather than infestation, Erika Engelhaupt writes for National Geographic.