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Unsure of CMS’ strategy, providers may retreat on risk models
Providers fear that the CMS is sending mixed messages on regulatory relief on the shift to value-based care.
ONC seeks comments on Interoperability Standards Advisory
The 21st Century Cures Act tasked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a herculean task: solve the interoperability puzzle.
Redesigning hospitals with patient experience in mind
Hospital design is moving beyond cosmetic changes to please patients by adding features that give them more control.
MASTERING MACRA: What you need to know about Medicare’s physician Quality Payment Program
MACRA’s approach to reimbursing physicians is here, but many doctors and administrators are still trying to get a handle on how it works. Read on for tips on how to deal with this major change to the Medicare payment system.
Data Points: Is it time to talk?
HCA’s East Houston Regional Medical Center unable to weather the storm
HCA-owned East Houston Regional Medical Center will not reopen after the flood damage it sustained from Hurricane Harvey.
HealthCare.gov numbers outpaced 2016 during first week of open enrollment
Sign-ups during the first week of ACA open enrollment outpaced last year’s, suggesting concerns that enrollment would falter this year were overblown.
Feds backing out of lawsuit against HCR ManorCare
The federal government is moving to dismiss a lawsuit it brought two years ago against the national nursing-care provider after a judge tossed out the government’s key witness over issues of credibility.
CHI cuts quarterly operating loss by more than half
Catholic Health Initiatives reported improved financial results in the quarter ended Sept. 30, and officials say the health system is making progress with a turnaround.
DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers
The goal is to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse crisis.
Using avatars to practice hard conversations
A pilot program, funded by the CDC’s cancer division, is experimenting with allowing patients to ask a virtual coach questions that they might otherwise feel too uncomfortable or overwhelmed to ask a real physician.
Safety & Quality
Overlapping neurosurgeries don’t hurt patient outcomes
Patient outcomes don’t suffer when surgeons perform critical parts of the procedure and then depart for another underway, according to a new JAMA study.
Guest Commentary: More providers need to embrace integrative health approach
Our healthcare system is obsessed with delivering medical services, performing procedures and prescribing medications. It really needs to become obsessed with producing health.
This week’s poll: Has Trump been good or bad for healthcare?
Share your opinion in the latest edition of our biweekly reader poll. Has Trump been good or bad for healthcare?
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ULA feels no schedule pressure to select Vulcan engine
Space reforms coming: 2018 NDAA drops legislative bombshells on U.S. Air Force
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NASA leaning towards allowing reused Falcon booster on next Dragon mission
NASA may decide to allow SpaceX to use a previously-flown Falcon 9 first stage on the next Dragon mission to the International Space Station, the latest sign that SpaceX’s reusability efforts are winning broader acceptance in the market.
Orbital ATK looks to Antares to handle cargo resupply missions
Dream Chaser glide test expected soon
Portuguese company embarks on first domestic satellite project
XCOR Aerospace files for bankruptcy
Smith disappointed with lack of progress on SLS and Orion
Echostar, now building OneWeb ground network, says company not a competitor
U.K. space agency chief hopeful for ‘continued cooperation’ with Europe after Brexit
Orbital ATK tests component of future launch vehicle
NASA sets December 2019 date for first SLS launch
Satellite operators push plan to upgrade military spy drones
SpaceX suffers Merlin engine test mishap
An ‘enormous’ supply of bandwidth available for defense, military
New ground network gives forecasters quicker access to satellite weather data
Senate committee advances Bridenstine nomination on a party-line vote
Govsatcom demonstration aims to start service next summer
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EU and US publish TTIP state of play assessment
Read the joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations since negotiations started in July 2013.
Report of the 15th round
Read the detailed report of the round that took place in New York.
15th round final press conference
Read the outcome of the 15th negotiation round that took place in New York.
14th TTIP Round – read the full report
A detailed report of the 14th round of TTIP talks is now available. It sets out progress achieved, chapter by chapter.
14th TTIP Round summarised by EU Chief Negotiator
The EU’s Chief TTIP negotiator discusses progress made after 14 rounds of talks.
Transparency: Commission publishes additional documents
The European Commission publishes a record number of EU proposals from the ongoing 14th TTIP round.
EU negotiating texts in TTIP- Updated on 14 July 2016
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Nov 11 – Another week and another version of the GOP tax plan, this time coming from the Senate. In the first part of today’s Big Picture podcast, Financial Sense Newshour covers the key differences between the House and Senate.
Frank Barbera on Possible Market Top; Robert Rapier: “Fear Cycle” Returning to Oil Market
Nov 11 – After this week’s market wrap-up with FS Insider’s Cris Sheridan, Frank Barbera at Salem Partners says we are seeing a possible short-term top in the stock market. Next, Robert Rapier at R-Squared Energy explains why we are.
Russell Napier on Debt Deflation: Too Much Debt, Not Enough Money
Nov 10 – Russell Napier, author of the Anatomy of the Bear and co-Founder of the Electronic Research Interchange (ERIC), explains the troubling rise of global debt levels, where it is largely concentrated, and how a major devaluation.
Inflation Spike at Current Valuations Could Be Ugly, Says Nevins
Nov 9 – Daniel Nevins, the author of the must-read book Economics for Independent Thinkers and the Founder of Nevins Research, discusses the substitution story surrounding Fed monetary policy and how inflation spikes are a key factor.
Bull Run in Stocks to Continue But Bitcoin Setting Up for Major Drop, Says Avi Gilburt
Nov 8 – Well-known market forecaster Avi Gilburt of Elliottwavetrader.net discusses the mathematical nature of market psychology with FS Insider and also offers an update on his outlook for the US stock market, gold, the energy.
Curb Your Enthusiasm! Why It s Time to Reset Expectations
By Chris Puplava – We currently face a situation in which both the near-term outlook (1-3 years using ISM and Consumer Confidence data) and the long-term outlook (based on valuations) look dismal for the stock market. This clearly argues.
By Tom McClellan – The InterContinental Exchange (ICE) has just rolled out a new futures contract called the NYSE FANG+™, based on the original four FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) plus 6 others.
By Michael Shedlock – Through the third quarter, 6,752 locations were scheduled to shutter in the US according to the International Council of Shopping Centers. That’s more than double the 2016 total and is close to surpassing.
By ValueWalk – According to data from the Federal Reserve, US consumer credit grew by 5.5% annualized during Q3 the fastest quarterly pace this year. Credit now tops $1 trillion after a multi-year splurge by consumers.
By Urban Carmel – The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the imminent onset of a recession is unlikely. The bond market agrees with the macro data.
By Guild Danaher – 2017 has been a year for the big, dominant U.S. technology companies: the advertising duopoly of Alphabet [NASDAQ: GOOG] and Facebook [NASDAQ: FB]; the e-commerce juggernaut of Amazon.
By FS Staff – Well-known mining geologist Keith Barron, Chairman and CEO of Aurania Resources, tells Financial Sense Newshour that with the average goldmine worldwide extracting gold below 1 gram per ton, peak gold is probably here and that, unlike oil, there isn’t.
By Global Risk Insights – Just two weeks ago, the Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh took place to international acclaim. Now, investor interest has turned to intense uncertainty, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin.
By Danielle Park – As Canadian household debt hit an all-time high in 2017 (see chart), a new study by TD Bank finds that 97% of Canadian homebuyers say they wish they’d factored in their other financial obligations when.
By OilPrice – Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, has become the first to launch completely autonomous cars, free of humans behind the wheel, on the road. Waymo’s CEO, John Krafcik said yesterday at a conference in Portugal that the company.
FS Staff – At this year’s Investment Strategy Conference, we explained the increasing risks we see facing the stock market as valuations push into record territory, what this implies for future expected returns in various asset classes, our view on monetary and.