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Will COVID-19 permanently reshape U.S. healthcare? Many experts seem to believe that’s the case. For Signify Health, reshaping healthcare starts with redesigning the way healthcare providers are paid.
Today, on International Nurses Day, we salute those who care for others so selflessly—especially during a time when doing so may put their own health at risk.
More than 6 million women will become pregnant this year, and, of those, more than 1 million will be facing the unknown as first-time mothers. A little over two years ago, one of those first-time mothers was Serena Williams. The story of her complications after delivery shed a light on what health care services and public health experts have known for well over a decade—that complications of delivery, including death, have been going up in the United States. What should be a time of rejoicing can quickly turn to tragedy.
Promoting Long-Term Recovery in a Short-Term, Misaligned Delivery System Today, over 20 million Americans are suffering from some form of addiction. Unlike many other chronic conditions — where “standards of excellence” inform consumers, health systems, and payers about best practices and services that should be available — today’s addiction recovery services are delivered through system that lacks alignment or integrated economic structures that incentivize long-term recovery.