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Innovation

The challenge aims to promote innovation using the National Health Security Preparedness Index; submissions are due July 31.

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Over a five-year period, CMS will test the three-track AHC model, which aims to support health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

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A series of forums will provide information on the Next Generation ACO Model; a separate CMS webinar will outline the Medicare ACO Track 1+ Model.

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University of California-San Diego researchers have found a way to detect harmful chemicals in a blood sample in mere hours, with 99 percent accuracy.

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Under the “Better Way to Live” program, 62 “alternative level of care” patients have been successfully transitioned to a post–acute care facility.

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Hawaii is the first state to receive approval for a Section 1332 waiver, and will be allowed to close its Small Business Health Options Program for five years.

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The two new Beneficiary Engagement and Incentives models test different shared decision-making approaches designed to increase patient engagement.

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It outlines factors stakeholders should focus on when designing alternative payment models, including type to propose, how to measure improvements, and more.

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Pokémon Go, the augmented-reality game, has helped pediatric patients at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center recover from burn injuries.

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Special Innovation Project grants will be awarded to 28 partnerships with QIN-QIOs to support and scale quality improvement projects. Projects should aim to provide Medicare beneficiaries with better care, better health, and greater value.

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Surgeons and medical residents at The University of Kansas Hospital can use MRI or CT scan data to print replicas of patients’ surgical sites.

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Einstein Medical Center first in Philadelphia to use new device to detect cancer cells during lumpectomies, reducing the risk of repeat operations by up to 50 percent.

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In September 2015, the University of Texas Medical Branch opened the nation’s first medical makerspace, a do-it-yourself area for nurses to brainstorm and invent solutions for better patient care.

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Detroit hospital among first in nation to deploy state-of-the-art BrightMatter brain surgery technology, which will make possible operations that previously were too risky to perform.

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The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2015–2020, aims to improve health IT infrastructure, transform health care delivery, and improve individual and community health.

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Planned Parenthood remains an issue in government funding. Congress considers hospital bills, Medicare Part B premiums, medical innovation, health care competition, and Medicaid fraud and abuse, vows to focus on mental health.

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Plans must be budget-neutral and cover as many people as traditional ACA reforms. With these waivers, states may forgo certain ACA provisions including the marketplaces and individual mandate.

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The Senate takes up the House-passed budget resolution. Both the House and Senate are focused on medical innovation as the next major health push.

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Senate HELP Committee to examine changes that could improve FDA process without compromising safety

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