Tag Archives: care

Kangaroo Care Reduces Infant Deaths

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 — Low birth weight babies stand a better chance of surviving when their mothers hold them close throughout the day, a new study finds. This technique is called kangaroo care because it mimics how kangaroos shield their babies in their pouch. In women, it involves holding the newborn tightly to her… Read More »

Listen: A Renewed Focus On Health Care In 2020

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for KHN, spoke at length Tuesday with Stephen Henderson on WDET’s “Detroit Today” show to analyze how health care topics are playing out in the 2020 presidential campaign and concerns among consumers over changes brought by the Affordable Care… Read More »

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 »