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John Gregory
Senior Writer
John joined TriMed in 2016, focusing on healthcare policy and regulation. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, he worked at FM News Chicago and Rivet News Radio, and worked on the state government and politics beat for the Illinois Radio Network. Outside of work, you may find him adding to his never-ending graphic novel collection.
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To help combat opioid addiction and abuse, the American Medical Association (AMA) suggested the Senate consider more than a dozen policies on everything from allowing Medicare to cover methadone in outpatient treatment programs to creating an addiction treatment-centered alternative payment model.

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UnitedHealth Group has announced plans to expand its work with physicians, health systems and CMS in working with bundled payments in fee-for-service Medicare, including the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program.

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The largest private for-profit hospital operator in the U.S., Steward Health Care, will be relocating from Boston to Dallas, according to a report in the Dallas Business Journal.

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In 2015, then-HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced an ambitious goal for half of all Medicare payments to be tied to value-based care models by the end of 2018—but that’s not a priority for the agency under President Donald Trump, a CMS spokesperson told the Washington Post.

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The quality of life of black patients with knee osteoarthritis is being impacted by their underutilization of total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research, with fewer black people being offered the surgery—and when it is offered, they’re less likely than white patients to get the operation.

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The Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal-leaning think tank, has added a proposal to the debate on how to achieve universal health coverage but without moving the U.S. to a single-payer healthcare system—though providers would be paid less than they currently are by private insurance and hospitals would need to adapt to a big expansion of bundled payments.

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Trained community or lay health workers (LHW) helped a rural hospital in Kentucky lowered its 30-day readmission rates among a high-risk population by almost 48 percent, according to a study published in Health Education Research.

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Negotiations over the proposed merger between Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas Healthcare) and UNC Health Care have yet to settle one important question: Who will be in charge of the combined organization, which will be one of the largest health systems in the nation?

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After its $100 million acquisition by Allscripts, Practice Fusion has been telling physicians its free software business model will be coming to an end this summer, according to CNBC.

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Two Catholic health systems, Maryland-based Bon Secours and Cincinnati’s Mercy Health have announced plans to merge into a 43-hospital system stretching across seven states in the eastern half of the U.S.