The best medicine — and the best way to build healthy communities — is not always a drug or diagnostic test. What if doctors could write prescriptions for healthy cooking classes? Or send patients for long walks in local gardens? What if community leaders could help corner stores sell fresh fruits and vegetables? No one […]

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For years you’ve heard everyone talking about value-based payments. Now we’re seeing the concept shift to reality. Here’s the latest. CMS announced they will soon begin requiring certain hospitals to accept bundled payments — or one payment for everything from anesthesia to rehabilitation — for hip and knee replacements. Hospitals will no longer be able to […]

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