Blue Cross makes a $65B bet on value-based medical care

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The traditional fee-for-service approach to medicine that can lead to overtreatment and unnecessary medical tests and procedures.

The country’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans say they are spending more than $65 billion annually, about 20 percent of the medical claim dollars they pay, on “value-based” care that rewards better outcomes and keeps patients healthy. This is the latest blow to fee-for-service medicine.

 

 

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AirHelp gets you money back for canceled or delayed flights

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AirHelp

It can be hard to a book flight on an airline website, so imagine how hard it must be to claim compensation for delayed, canceled or overbooked flights. Meet AirHelp, the startup that will save you all the hassle and claim money for you. AirHelp has unveiled a major new feature, making the claiming process much easier. (Video)

 

 

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1 In 5 Medical Claims Processed Inaccurately By Health Insurers

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1 in 5 medical claims processed incorrectly by commercial health insurers.

One in five medical claims is processed inaccurately by commercial health insurers, often leaving physicians shortchanged, according to the nation’s largest doctor’s group. The American Medical Association released its third annual report card on insurers Monday.

 

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Drinking Too Much Water Can Be Dangerous

Drinking Too Much Water Can Be Dangerous

There is no clearcut scientific rationale for the average healthy individual to drink a lot of water — and it may be downright harmful — according to two kidney experts.

Drinking a lot of water is claimed to be helpful for everything from clearing toxins and keeping organs in tip-top shape to keeping weight off and improving skin tone. At best, however, the evidence to back up these claims is weak, according to a new scientific review published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
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