Weekly Roundup: Health care news and notes

Every Friday NCQA gives a rundown of some of the health care news stories from the past week. Here are some of our picks for this week:

  • High-deductible plans change how hospitals interact with patients. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Legal challenges remain for health law. [The New York Times]
  • NCQA’s Michael Barr discusses the Medical Home Neighborhood in the Chesapeake Physician cover story. [Chesapeake Physician]
  • Maryland hospitals save $100 million in Medicare cost under new payment system. [The Baltimore Sun]
  • Replacing doctor’s visits with apps could save us $104 billion a year. [Business Insider]
  • Who controls the data? U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear this health care case. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Health IT boosts care coordination in patient-centered medical homes. [HER Intelligence]
  • Virtual reality simulations offer potential for breakthrough in preventive care. [The Wall Street Journal]
  • Choosing wisely-inspired EHR protocols cuts wasteful care. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Aging Doctors: Is it time for mandatory competency testing? [MedPage Today]
  • Health IT is underused in care coordination, research finds. [HealthLeaders Media]
  • High-deductible plans, less chronic disease care. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Should I get tested for cancer? [The Atlantic]
  • Primary care providers ordered fewer preventive services for women with Medicaid versus those with private coverage. [Health Affairs]

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