Tag Archives: Community

Provider community weighs in on CMS bid to overhaul organ donation

Big trade associations representing interests involved in heart, lung and kidney transplants pitched a series of changes to proposed CMS rules to overhaul how the nation’s organ donation system works, though the almost 840 public comments were generally supportive of the Trump administration’s push to eliminate regional monopolies in organ donation. The comment period closed… Read More »

ACOs lack data on patient social needs, community partners

Accountable care organizations have major challenges integrating social services with medical care, including a lack of data on their patients’ social needs and the capabilities of community partners. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, based on qualitative data from 22 ACOs. “The ACOs in our sample frequently lacked… Read More »

Community Oncology Alliance proposes value-based alternative payment model to reduce costs

The Community Oncology Alliance has submitted an ambitious value-based reform model to improve quality, reduce costs and provide additional cancer care services to patients and caregivers. Known as the “OCM 2.0,” the detailed plan is an alternative payment model that was presented by COA to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, an advisory committee… Read More »

deadly germs, Lost cures: In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

NAIROBI, Kenya — Four days after her toddler’s health took a turn for the worse, his tiny body racked by fever, diarrhea and vomiting, Sharon Mbone decided it was time to try yet another medicine. With no money to see a doctor, she carried him to the local pharmacy stall, a corrugated shack near her… Read More »

(WATCH) #NoMoreShame: Charlamagne Tha God and theGrio’s Natasha Alford talk ending stigma around mental health issues in the Black community

In an honest and unfiltered interview at theGrio‘s studios in New York City, radio host Charlamagne The God and Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, unpacked the stigma around mental health in the Black community and how to overcome feelings of depression and isolation. While there’s been a more recent cultural shift to be open about… Read More »