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U.S. spends more on healthcare, but not on social services spending, study finds

There’s broad consensus that the U.S. spends too much on healthcare, but it’s not because it doesn’t invest enough in social services, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Using data over a 35-year period, from 1980 to 2015, the research compared healthcare spending and social spending among 35 countries in the Organization… Read More »

Tweaking CMS model variables can improve payment estimates, JAMA study finds

Dive Brief: Using grouped diagnostic and ‘present at admission’ codes in CMS modeling improved predictions for total patient payments within 30 days of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia, a comparative effectiveness study released Wednesday in JAMA Network Open found. The study used data from Medicare fee-for-service hospitalizations for the three conditions… Read More »