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No Surprises Implementation Created Uptick in In-Network Claims: Fair Health

After federal legislation protecting consumers from surprise medical bills was implemented, a growing number of medical claims were in network, according to a new analysis. The No Surprises Act went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. From the fourth quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022, in-network care as a percentage of all

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Retailers and Health Systems Can Improve Care Together

Health systems are struggling to address the many shortcomings of health care delivery: rapidly growing costs, inconsistent quality, and inadequate and unequal access to primary and other types of care. However, if retailers and health systems were to form strong partnerships, they could play a major role in addressing these megachallenges. While some partnerships do

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Hot Topics at the Nashville Health Care Council’s Annual Wall Street Convening

More than 600 healthcare leaders gathered for one of the Nashville Health Care Council’s most anticipated annual events, Wall Street’s View on Prospects for the Healthcare Industry. The crowd heard some of the industry’s most experienced analysts discuss the investment outlook for the sector in 2024. Nashville Health Care Council President Apryl Childs-Potter welcomed the

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Evolving Emergency Department Utilization Signals Emerging Patient Needs

Insight into historic ED demand provides context for interpreting certain challenges within the healthcare system. Various factors have influenced the utilization of ED services over time, including shifts in population demographics, advances in medical technology and changes in healthcare policy, most notably the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA). Overall adult ED utilization has

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