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News stories from the past 60 days.

How Hospitals Are Addressing the Needs of Underserved Children
Sep 4, 2018 - Highlights three hospitals from around the country that work to improve the health of underserved children, two of which are in rural areas. Winona Health in Minnesota holds Healthy Kids events to reduce childhood obesity through physical activity in play environments. FirstHealth in North Carolina has established three dental care centers to increase access to oral healthcare.
Source: American Hospital Association
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Medicaid To Introduce Value-Based Drug Pricing
Sep 4, 2018 - Details Oklahoma's Medicaid drug pricing initiative, approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as Massachusetts' prescription drug waiver request, which CMS rejected. Touches on Michigan and Colorado, which appear to be planning similar moves. Discusses the broader push, nationally, towards value-based pricing and its application to prescription drugs.
Source: Forbes
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Last Updated: 9/5/2018