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Value-based care payments increasing but risk still rare

Dive Brief: More than half of all commercial plan payments to hospitals in 2017 were earmarked toward some form of value-oriented care or alternative payments intended to reduce waste, according to the latest scorecard from Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) — up from just 10.2% in 2012. However, a large chunk of the value-oriented payment (90%) was… Read More »

At rare trial of alleged vaccine side effects, parents say H1N1 flu shot killed 5-year-old daughter

By most accounts, Amina Abudu was a happy, healthy little girl in 2009, when health authorities declared that a pandemic flu virus was sweeping the world. A vaccine was rushed to market, and the five year old was among millions of Canadians to get the shot, amid widespread fears about the new pathogen. Five days… Read More »

Teacher sidelined by rare cancer after complaining of 'stomach bug'

In December, Victoria Flores was diagnosed with stage 4 cholangiocarcinoma, a bile duct cancer, after she initially sought treatment for a suspected stomach bug in August. (iStock) A 31-year-old elementary school teacher in San Antonio was forced to miss her son’s first birthday and is asking for prayers after she was diagnosed with a rare… Read More »