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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      October 13, 2016

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"Healthcare costs are still growing faster than inflation and are expected to increase 6.5 percent through next year, leaving employers, health plans and consumers struggling to find ways to contain costs without sacrificing quality and benefit design," Heather Lavoie, Chief Strategy Officer, Geneia

  A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a head-to-head competition between doctors and algorithmic symptom-checking apps found; 84% of doctors made the correct diagnosis on the first try. On the other hand 51% of symptom-checking apps made the correct diagnosis on the first try. In cases where acuity was low, doctors outperformed algorithms by 65% to 41%. When conditions were categorized as high acuity, doctors were right 79% of the time. The app had 24% accuracy when conditions were categorized as high acuity.
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine

97% Say Big Data Analytics Crucial for Healthcare Benefit Choices
HealthIT Analytics, October 12, 2016

States tighten spending to manage Medicaid growth, report says
Healthcare IT News, October 13, 2016

Latest CMS Bundled Payment Strategies May Need Revision
HealthPayer Intelligence, October 12, 2016

The Future Of The ACA’s Exchanges
Health Affairs, October 11, 2016

Revisions to Affordable Care Act May Improve Payer Performance
HealthPayer Intelligence, October 11, 2016

States struggle with rising Medicaid drug costs
The Hill, October 10, 2016

How Healthcare Price Transparency Could Gain Consumer Loyalty
HealthPayer Intelligence, October 10, 2016

What Opportunities Do The Next Congress & President Have To Improve Health Policy?
Health Affairs, October 11, 2016

Saving future generations from prescription drug abuse

The Hill, October 10, 2016
    CMS must collect better data on social determinants of health
Fierce Healthcare,, October 11, 2016
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