Health Care Current library
Weekly insights in the US health care industry
This weekly series explores breaking news and developments in the US health care industry; examines key issues facing life sciences and health care companies; and provides updates and insights on policy, regulatory, and legislative changes.
Health Care Current
Each edition includes:
My Take: Highlights insights from Deloitte leaders on the current state of the industry, where it could be headed, and possible implications for key stakeholder groups. This section also highlights recent Deloitte Center for Health Solutions research.
In the News: Provides updates on legislative and regulatory health care reform initiatives as well as judicial decisions that impact the industry. The stories also delve into payment and delivery trends and changes across health care.
Breaking Boundaries: Discusses breakthroughs and new technologies that are driving momentum and change.
Join Deloitte leaders as they share updates, insights, and implications that help industry executives stay informed and ahead of changes in the health care system.
- My Take: Medicare Part D vs. the exchanges: with so many similarities, why have the two programs fared so differently?
- In the news
- OIG: Payments for Part-D brand-name drugs increased even as the number of prescriptions decreased
- CMS launches Medicaid and CHIP scorecards
- Vermont and New Jersey governors sign individual-mandate bills
- CMS releases 2018 Medicare Trustees Report
- Study: Indiana’s unique Medicaid expansion produced average outcomes
- What explains the drop in net drug prices? Do copay accumulators play a role, or is it competition?
- AHRQ: Reductions in hospital-acquired conditions saved 8,000 lives and $2.
- Breaking Boundaries
- Microhospitals might be breaking the bigger-is-better mold
- My Take: Four strategies states should consider to help beneficiaries comply with Medicaid work requirements
- In the news
- ‘Right to Try Act’ signed into law
- Back to the Blueprint: FDA issues a pair of guidance documents to spur competition among generic drugs
- Report: Cancer treatments are greater in number and more effective than ever
- CBO: Health care subsidies for people under 65 will rise over the next decade, as will the uninsured rate
- Ebola vaccinations begin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- AHIP predicts insurance premium increases for 2019
- Most eligible clinicians participated in the first year of the
- MACRA Quality Payment Program
- Breaking Boundaries
- FDA launches innovation challenge to combat opioid crisis
Health Care Current May 22, 2018
In the fight against opioid addiction and abuse, many health plans and PBMs are turning to data
Health Care Current May 15, 2018
Six ways technology could help transform the roles of nurses and radiologists in hospitals
Health Care Current May 8, 2018
When health care makes us less healthy: The challenges of low-value care
Health Care Current April 24, 2018
Latest CMS rulemaking indicates administration is all-in on Medicare Advantage
Health Care Current April 17, 2018
Technology and culture could expand roles for women working in hospitals
Health Care Current March 27, 2018
In a post-ACA world, new state rules could impact Medicaid managed care margins
Health Care Current March 20, 2018
Medicare Advantage appears to be thriving: Three takeaways from our latest research
Health Care Current March 13, 2018
Once a vision for the future, virtual health is a reality of the present
Health Care Current February 27, 2018
Yes, health care costs are high, but the reasons may not be so obvious
Health Care Current February 13, 2018
From Olympic trials to clinical trials, emerging technologies can boost performance
Health Care Current January 23, 2018
To build a championship team, health systems should draft the right players and support them
Health Care Current January 16, 2018
Many states seek more tools to address drug spending in Medicaid
Health Care Current December 21, 2017
360-degree view of tax reform: Likely implications for life sciences and health care organizations
Health Care Current December 19, 2017
Can emerging technology help biopharma improve the returns on R&D?
Health Care Current November 21, 2017
2018 outlook: Life sciences firms could see some legislative headwinds, regulatory momentum
Health Care Current November 14, 2017
My Take: 2018 outlook: Many hospitals and health systems will be straddling two canoes
Health Care Current October 24, 2017
The president’s executive order on health care: Not repeal, but is it a big deal?
Health Care Current October 17, 2017
Hospital execs reveal potential recipe for ‘high-value’ mergers and acquisitions
Health Care Current October 10, 2017
Robots, AI, and cognitive analysis: How technology is disrupting hospitals around the globe
Health Care Current September 26, 2017
As health care plugs in, consumers want to know medical information is safe
Health Care Current August 29, 2017
Experiments with Medicaid work requirements could create opportunities, administrative hurdles for health plans
Health Care Current August 22, 2017
Can MACRA promote greater synergy across Medicaid and Medicare APMs to transform care?
Health Care Current August 8, 2017
Hotspotting helped show us the link between social determinants and health …so how do we fix it?
Health Care Current July 18, 2017
HSAs can help offset future health costs, but funding them is a struggle for some
Health Care Current June 20, 2017
Cures, drug pricing, and collaboration are red-hot topics at summer life sciences conferences
Health Care Current May 16, 2017
Do higher patient experience ratings yield better clinical outcomes?
Health Care Current May 9, 2017
As House Republicans celebrate the AHCA, Senators begin to roll up their sleeves
Health Care Current: April 25, 2017
Incubators could help medtech innovators hatch new products…and get them to market
Health Care Current: April 18, 2017
Cures Act: An important mile marker in the journey to treat disease
Health Care Current: March 21, 2017
No one is an island: Managing post-acute care in the 21st century
Health Care Current: March 14, 2017
What does the new administration mean for life sciences companies?
Health Care Current: February 28, 2017
Curing what ails the individual health insurance market: Considering the role of state high-risk pools
Health Care Current: February 21, 2017
Direct from HIMSS17: Customers are driving transformation in health care from the outside in
Health Care Current: February 14, 2017
The future for Medicare Advantage: A new generation of enrollees may ask more of their plans
Health Care Current: January 24, 2017
How will the first 100 days of the Trump Administration impact long-term health care costs?
Health Care Current: January 10, 2017
Considering the fate of the ACA: Repeal & devolve, not repeal & replace
Health Care Current: November 22, 2016
Improving patient outcomes through changes to oncology payments
Health Care Current: October 25, 2016
What do the Ford Model T, retail clinics, and MACRA have in common?
Health Care Current: October 18, 2016
Going to school on MACRA: Building a foundation for succession
Health Care Current: September 27, 2016
EHRs, health IT, and the future of patient relationship management
Health Care Current: September 20, 2016
MACRA: Changing the foundation of health care, one brick at a time
Health Care Current: August 30, 2016
Medicaid final rule defines the future of LTSS
Health Care Current: August 23, 2016
Telehealth: Aligning the incentives with the demand
Health Care Current: August 16, 2016
Innovation through convergence: You cannot do it alone
Health Care Current: August 9, 2016
Innovation in health care: Getting more for less
Health Care Current: August 2, 2016
The Cancer Moonshot initiative: Taking a giant leap toward a cure
Health Care Current: June 28, 2016
Improving patient outcomes: Translating better evidence into better results
Health Care Current: June 21, 2016
Managing the costs of diabetes care
Health Care Current: June 14, 2016
Social saving lives: Using social, mobile, analytics, and cloud services in new ways
Health Care Current: May 31, 2016
Collaboration at every level: Solving the country’s opioid crisis
Health Care Current: May 24, 2016
Changing expectations: Preparing the physician of the future
Health Care Current: May 17, 2016
Teaching health care consumers to sing
Health Care Current: May 10, 2016
Getting to real value in health care
Health Care Current: May 3, 2016
MACRA: Health care transformation is picking up speed
Health Care Current: April 26, 2016
Can health care break the cycle of cyber attacks?
Health Care Current: April 19, 2016
A glimpse into the future of health care at VA
Health Care Current: April 12, 2016
Planning ahead – for retirement and CMS payment policy changes
Health Care Current: April 5, 2016
Paying for innovation in medical technology
Health Care Current: March 29, 2016
Provider-sponsored plans: The innovation health care needs
Health Care Current: March 22, 2016
Is medical innovation ready for the evolution of value-based care?
Health Care Current: March 15, 2016
Improving medication adherence: It’s personal
Health Care Current: March 8, 2016
Laying new tracks for measuring performance in health care
Health Care Current: March 1, 2016
Can technology-enabled home health provide care and convenience?
Health Care Current: February 23, 2016
The evolving state of innovation: Are 1332 waivers leading the way?
Health Care Current: February 16, 2016
The next frontier of patient-centered care
Health Care Current: February 9, 2016
Academic medical centers: Making innovation a core competency
Health Care Current: February 2, 2016
Navigating the blizzard of health care regulation and legislation
Health Care Current: January 26, 2016
Why the Cadillac tax should (still) not be ignored
Health Care Current: January 19, 2016
Flying solo: ACOs slow to integrate specialty physicians
Health Care Current: January 12, 2016
Digging in: How are employers investing in health and wellness?
Health Care Current: January 5, 2016
The health care innovator of the year