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Big Changes With the 21st Century Cures Act

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 17, 2017 1:40:00 PM

At the end of November, Congress passed what is commonly being referred to as the 21st Century Cures Act. This broad, sweeping legislation dramatically boosts funding dedicated to medical research, relaxes the process for the development and approval of experimental treatments and new medications, reforms government policy on mental health treatment, and more.

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Topics: medical studies, medication & treatments, health IT, care coordination, physicians & providers, healthcare spending, healthcare costs, medical research

Is the U.S. Healthcare System Meeting Patient Needs?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 28, 2016 8:50:20 AM

Results of a new international survey of 11 high-income countries show U.S. adults remain far more likely to go without needed healthcare — such as doctor visits, medical tests, treatments, or medications — because of cost. Shortfalls in patient engagement and Chronic Care Management were also reported.

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Topics: medical studies, medication & treatments, Medicare, physicians & providers, healthcare costs & insurance, healthcare spending

The Relationship Between Healthcare Quality and Spending

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Dec 19, 2016 11:04:02 AM

They say knowledge is power. But knowledge gained through a cool, interactive online tool is probably even better. At least that’s what I was thinking when I started playing around with The Commonwealth Fund’s Quality-Spending Interactive tool.

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Topics: Medicare, MACRA, infographics, healthcare spending, healthcare costs

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