Dive Brief: Concierge primary care startup Tia is partnering with nonprofit health system CommonSpirit to build a series of women’s health clinics connecting inpatient and outpatient care. The Tia-branded clinics will provide multiple services with the goal of creating a one-stop shop for women’s health, including primary and gynecological care. Four-year-old Tia will provide the
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A new KFF issue brief examines 2020 data on excess mortality – the number of deaths above what is expected in a typical year – and finds that among similarly large and wealthy nations, the United States had the highest premature excess mortality rate in 2020, indicating that younger people in the U.S. were more
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Dive Brief: More than 60% of frontline healthcare workers say the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to a national survey published Tuesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. About 13% of those surveyed reported accessing mental health services or medications while 18% said they needed such services but didn’t get
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A new KFF analysis estimates 5.1 million people nationally fall into the Affordable Care Act’s “family glitch” that occurs when a worker receives an offer of affordable employer coverage for themselves but not for their dependents, making them ineligible for financial assistance for marketplace coverage. The so-called glitch occurs because the ACA prohibits people with
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Dive Brief: Medical device companies spent more money in non-research payments to physicians between 2014 and 2017 than drug companies, an analysis published Monday in the journal Health Affairs found. The payments covered services like royalties, consulting and speaking fees, as well as travel and food. Neurosurgery, orthopaedics and cardiology were among the surgical specialists most
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Dive Brief: While urgent care centers do keep some lower-acuity patients from visiting costly emergency departments, their presence is not associated with a drop in total healthcare costs, according to a report in Health Affairs. Using commercial claims and enrollment data from 2008 to 2019, researchers found an increase of 1,000 lower-acuity urgent care visits resulted in
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Learn how hospital and health system leaders such as Neil Gomes, system senior vice president of digital and human experiences at CommonSpirit Health, are looking beyond the pandemic to address long-standing vulnerabilities in the health care supply chain during crisis situations. Watch the 10-minute video, part of AHA’s Transformation Talks series on strategies for reimagining health
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit yesterday affirmed a district court decision rejecting an Albuquerque physician practice’s claims that Presbyterian Healthcare Services engaged in exclusionary or anticompetitive conduct under the Sherman Act. The AHA in September filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of that decision.  “Vertically integrated health care delivery systems offer the
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Johnson & Johnson will soon start testing its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in U.S. adolescents, the company announced Friday. The company plans to begin testing the vaccine in a small number of 16 and 17 year olds as part of an ongoing Phase 2 trial for adults, gradually expanding the trial to children aged 12-17 after reviewing
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Dive Brief: New research quantifying how charitable hospitals in different ownership categories are shows that, in aggregate, nonprofit hospitals spent $2.30 of every $100 in total expenses on charity care, which was less than government ($4.10) and for-profit hospitals ($3.80). The Health Affairs study published Monday examines the financial data more than 4,600 hospitals submitted
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