Fewer accountable care organizations (ACOs) joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2019 than in 2018—but more ACOs are taking on financial risk than in previous years, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in a Health Affairs blog published Wednesday.
Juul Labs, a leading maker of electronic cigarettes, said the move will help the company reduce teen vaping while also providing an alternative to smoking for adults, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Ohio, and Texas.
For more than four years, a personal trainer who called himself 'Dr. Dave' fraudulently billed major health insurers for about $25 million, collecting about $4 million in cash, Marshall Allen writes for ProPublica/Vox. Here's how he did it—and what finally brought him down.
Penalties levied under CMS' Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program did not lead to lower rates of HACs at penalized hospitals when compared with non-penalized hospitals, according to a study recently published in The BMJ.
While most managers believe they're friendly and approachable, research shows that the majority of employees don't feel comfortable speaking up to their superiors. Here's how managers can "dial … down" their scariness and encourage feedback in the workplace, Megan Reitz and John Higgins write for Harvard Business Review.
The United States over the past few weeks got some big, positive news regarding the opioid epidemic. But while those developments certainly are worth celebrating, observers are urging caution, noting that looming funding lapses and other issues could jeopardize the country's progress in combating the epidemic, Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes.