Clinical CareCompensation Is Key to Fixing Primary Care Shortage
A crushing work load and primary care pay disparities relative to specialists can weigh into medical students' decisions about which...
Revenue CycleWhen That Supposedly Free Annual Physical Generates a Bill
Depression screening is covered as preventive care for adults, including when they're pregnant or in the postpartum phase.
StrategySmaller Employers Weigh a Big-Company Fix for Scarce Primary Care: Their Own Clinics
About 20% of employers who offer health insurance and have 200 to 999 workers provide on-site or near-site clinics.
InnovationShould Mental Healthcare Be Considered Primary Care?
Highmark Health recently announced the integration of behavioral healthcare into its health plan portal. It?s evidence that health systems are...
StrategyDisruption Interruption: CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid Scale Back Primary Care Initiatives
The nation's three largest pharmacy chains have announced plans to close nearly 1,500 underperforming stores.
TelehealthTelehealth Primary Care Visits Boost In-Person Follow Up
Of more than 2.3 million primary care visits, 51% used telemedicine (19.5% video and 31.3% telephone).
InnovationWhat Mobile Clinics in Dollar General Parking Lots Say About Healthcare in Rural America
Dollar General's pilot mobile clinic program has been touted by company officials, rural health experts, and analysts as a model...
TelehealthTelehealth Use Down Slightly in July
Nationally, telehealth diagnoses continued to be led by mental health conditions, which held at nearly 69% of telehealth claims.
InnovationWith Community Paramedicine, House Calls Are Making a Meaningful Comeback
Health Systems like Essentia Health are using specially trained EMS teams to help recently discharged patients and those with chronic...
TelehealthCostco Opens Sesame Telehealth Partnership
The wholesale club's discount offering is designed for uninsured members and those with high-deductible plans.
TelehealthCHS, Mindoula Partnership Integrates Virtual Mental Healthcare in Primary Care Venues
Maryland-based Mindoula has a footprint in 23 states and the District of Columbia.
TelehealthPearl Health Partnership Accelerates Walgreens' Value-Based Care Push
The announcement comes just one week Walgreens CEO Rosalind Brewer's sudden departure.