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Hospitals see 'modest' 3% savings using Medicare joint replacement model, study finds

Dive Brief: The first two years of the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment model for hip or knee replacement saw a “modest reduction” of 3% in spending for those two procedures, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Hospitals in the CJR model saw a larger decrease… Read More »

Cancer treatment choices may be skewed by financial incentives, study shows

Brief Published Jan. 4, 2019 Dive Brief: Physician treatment recommendations for cancer patients may be influenced by reimbursement incentives, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology. The authors analyzed 18 observational cohort studies on the association between reimbursement incentives and changes in reimbursement policy on cancer care delivery. Of those, 15 showed a link between… Read More »

More kids and teens are dying from opioids in the last 20 years, study says

Almost 9,000 children and young adults have died from opioid poisonings in the past 20 years, according to a study published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers at Yale School of Medicine examined data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between the years 1999 and 2016. They… Read More »