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Healthcare real estate company Mainstreet Health Investments has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Care Investment Trust and its dozens of senior care and skilled nursing facilities in 11 states, with the expanded company rebranding to become Invesque.

Too few accountable care organizations (ACOs) were interested in testing CMS’s Shared Decision Making (SDM) model, so the agency announced it wouldn’t be moving forward with the program.

The buzzwords related to information technology and advanced communication are familiar—digital, virtual, real-time, eHealth, telemedicine. But sometimes they can be used in a way that’s a bit confusing. For example, a facility outside St. Louis is perhaps the world’s most advanced virtual hospital. But the building is real, the doctors are real, the nurses making rounds are real. It’s just the patients that are missing.

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced it will expand its effort to prevent Type 2 diabetes to eight additional states after it was launched last year in California, Michigan and South Carolina.

East Houston Regional Medical Center will permanently close after the facility was flooded with six feet of water in flooding when Hurricane Harvey struck the area in August.

 

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Mainstreet Health Investments to expand senior care presence with $425M deal

Healthcare real estate company Mainstreet Health Investments has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Care Investment Trust and its dozens of senior care and skilled nursing facilities in 11 states, with the expanded company rebranding to become Invesque.

CMS cancels Shared Decision Making ACO model

Too few accountable care organizations (ACOs) were interested in testing CMS’s Shared Decision Making (SDM) model, so the agency announced it wouldn’t be moving forward with the program.

What’s a hospital without patients? A St. Louis facility is finding out

The buzzwords related to information technology and advanced communication are familiar—digital, virtual, real-time, eHealth, telemedicine. But sometimes they can be used in a way that’s a bit confusing. For example, a facility outside St. Louis is perhaps the world’s most advanced virtual hospital. But the building is real, the doctors are real, the nurses making rounds are real. It’s just the patients that are missing.

More states join AMA diabetes prevention program

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced it will expand its effort to prevent Type 2 diabetes to eight additional states after it was launched last year in California, Michigan and South Carolina.

Houston hospital closing after hurricane damage

East Houston Regional Medical Center will permanently close after the facility was flooded with six feet of water in flooding when Hurricane Harvey struck the area in August.

ACA enrollment surges in first few days

The first few days of open enrollment on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges saw more than 600,000 people sign up for coverage, up 79 percent from last year and setting a new record start for enrollment on Healthcare.gov.

20% of doctors want to reduce clinical hours

The prevalence of physician burnout could worsen the shortage of doctors in the U.S., according to an American Medical Association (AMA) survey which found nearly one out of five physicians want to cut back their clinical hours to part-time within a year, while others are thinking of retirement, pursuing a different kind of practice or leaving healthcare altogether.

CMS approves Medicaid waivers for opioid treatment in 2 states

Utah and New Jersey are the first states approved by CMS to design demonstration projects allowing Medicaid to pay for opioid addiction treatment, including enrollees residing in residential treatment facilities.

AMA: 83% of doctors see Medicaid patients

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) did change physicians' total patient mix by health insurance status, with the percentage of uninsured patients shrinking and the average Medicaid patient load increasing in states that expanded eligibility.

States looking beyond managed care to value-based models in Medicaid

State spending on Medicaid grew 3.9 percent while enrollment was up by 2.7 percent in fiscal year 2017, both well below the double-digit increases seen in the years immediately following the expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act ACA).

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