In 2014, Maryland partnered with CMS and other insurers to set global, upfront budgets for hospitals in the state—and the model is paying off, achieving quality improvements on top of hundreds of millions in Medicare savings, according to a Health Affairs Blog post.
In a letter to President Trump and congressional lawmakers, hospitals and health systems say they are "committed to working with [policymakers] on legislation that maintains coverage and improves America's health care system through patient-centered care."
Under the initiative, Associated Food Stores will launch so-called "Live Well Lane" checkout stands at 43 of its Utah-based grocery stores, which will feature dietitian-selected healthy snacks instead of candy.
Vaccine advocates—who have seen "little need for vocal advocacy in the past"—are now mobilizing amid concerns that vaccination opponents are gaining traction at the state and federal level, Rebecca Robbins reports for STAT News.
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