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The business benefits of collaboration between insurers, patient groups

By working with groups that represent chronic disease patients, insurers can save money on costly therapies while ensuring patients have access to the treatments they need, according to a recent  Health Affairs  blog post.  

Payment for virtual appointments a matter of debate

More doctors offer "virtual visits" to patients, but many insurers don't cover those video calls as they would an office visit, according to a  STAT  report.

Quarter of Michigan nurses blame staffing issues for patient deaths

Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan nurses said they're aware of patients dying due to low staffing levels, but the poll found divisions among respondents on whether their managers were addressing these issues, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Geisinger's integrated approach slashes ER use for heart failure

Fully-integrated care is the wave of the future in healthcare, and one health system has used it to cut emergency room visits and improve medication management for heart failure patients, according to a blog post at NEJM Catalyst.

Practice beautiful: 3 tips for redesigning your office

Changing trends in healthcare delivery have some physicians and designers rethinking the way practices are physically laid out, according to an article in  Healthcare Design. Through a project called Clinic 20XX, a group of designers sought to reinvent health care delivery in order to better deal with areas in which current facilities fail to meet patient's needs. 

Look to the skies for lessons on how to create a culture of hospital safety

Medical errors remain a major problem within the healthcare industry, ranking as the third-leading cause of death in the United States. To move the needle in a meaningful way, providers must adopt the aviation industry's mindset on mistakes, according to a MedPageToday column.

Concierge medicine can double hourly revenue, increase patient satisfaction

The revenue generated per hour in a concierge program is usually twice the revenue rate per hour in a traditional practice.

HHS: Affordable Care Act helped Medicare save $473 billion

As the Affordable Care Act turns six years old this week, the Obama administration is marking the occasion by highlighting its successes and laying out plans for how it might transform the healthcare system going forward.  

FDA beefs up warning labels for prescription opioids

In response to the worsening opioid addiction crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a set of changes to labeling requirements for a range of prescription painkillers, with a particular focus on immediate-release formulations.

Montana town debates future of its only health clinic

The future hangs in the balance for the only healthcare clinic in the small town of Lincoln, Montana, according to a report in the  Billings Gazette.