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February 22, 2024 | Volume XV | Issue 8

ACOs want increased participation of long-term and post-acute care providers

Fierce Healthcare reports:

Accountable care organizations are calling on the feds to increase participation of long-term and post-acute care providers in ACOs and to better incorporate episodic-based payments.

The recently released white paper highlights ways the ACO REACH Model and Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) can be utilized to grow participation.

"If CMS is to achieve its goal of having all Medicare beneficiaries in an accountable care relationship by 2030, then it must take steps to better include provider types less represented in ACOs, including SNFs,” said National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) Sr. VP of....

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The Promise & Perils of AI in Health Care & Professional Education

The 13th annual Business of Health Care conference, entitled AI, Elections and the Economy was held on February 16 at the Shalala Student Center on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables. Produced by Miami Herbert Business School, the event boasted over 700 registrants, in-person and online.

The first panel discussion of the all-day program was entitled The Promise & Perils of AI in Health Care & Professional Education and featured Julio Frenk, MD, President, University of Miami (moderator); Rony Abovitz, President and Chief Executive Officer, SynthBee, Inc.; and Latha Chandran, MD, Executive Dean, Education, Founding Chair, Department of Medical Education, Professor, Medical Education and Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School for Medicine.

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How medical training indoctrinates physicians

Chelsea Turgeon, MD writes for KevinMD:

There’s a great irony that exists within medicine. We are taught to critically examine all scientific evidence; however, there are a series of beliefs we learn about the profession as a whole that we’re meant to accept without question.

Essentially, during our medical training, we are indoctrinated with a set of harmful beliefs about what it means to be a doctor.

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Hospital suspends IVF after court ruling


The University of Alabama at Birmingham health system has officially suspended IVF procedures, dealing another major blow to women’s reproductive health. The decision follows an unprecedented ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court that embryos are children – leaving fertility clinics exposed to criminal prosecution. Yamiche Alcindor and Dr. Mamie McLean discuss the fallout.

Watch the video HERE.




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