Map: The 606,000 Americans who will die of cancer this year

The rate of cancer deaths in the United States saw the sharpest decline on record from 2016 to 2017 as new treatments and technologies improved survival rates, according to an American Cancer Society report published Wednesday. Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet explains the drop—and outlines two ways health systems can continue the momentum.

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Ezekiel Emanuel: How my father died—and what it reveals about American health care

When Ezekiel Emanuel's 92-year-old father was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Emanuel insisted that his father be taken home to receive palliative care. Writing for The Atlantic, Emanuel describes the process and explains how it demonstrates unnecessarily high end-of-life care costs.

A hospital's closure leaves doctors 'scrambling' for malpractice coverage

Nearly 1,000 medical residents who worked at the now-closed Hahnemann University Hospital spent the final weeks of 2019 "scrambling" for malpractice insurance after the hospital's closure left them with a massive "hole" in coverage, Peg Brickley reports for the Wall Street Journal.

Do bundled payments actually reduce costs? Here's what a new review found.

Bundled payment models have reduced costs for lower extremity joint replacements, but have had no measurable impact on the costs of other procedures and conditions, according to a study published Monday in Health Affairs.

Around the nation: WVU physicians test whether brain stimulation can treat substance use disorders

The physicians are conducting a clinical trial to test whether brain stimulation helps reduce substance cravings, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New York, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

The 'staggering' out-of-pocket cost of giving birth in America

The average out-of-pocket cost for giving birth in the United States increased from $3,069 in 2008 to $4,569 in 2015, largely due to the rise of high-deductible health plans, according to a study published Monday in Health Affairs. See the trends, charted.

This astronaut needed treatment for a blood clot. The problem? He was in space.

When Stephan Moll, an expert on coagulation and a professor at the University of North Carolina, was called by NASA to treat an astronaut who had a blood clot, he was presented with a unique problem: the astronaut was on the International Space Station and Moll was on Earth.

How CMS plans to change MA's risk-adjustment model in 2021

CMS in an advance notice released Monday indicated that it plans to move forward with a proposal to use more data from health care providers' encounters with patients to calculate risk-adjustment payments for Medicare Advantage plans.