U.S. hits more than half of health improvement markers; OH hospital provides loans to financially struggling patients;

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> The country improved in more than half of the critical measures known to largely influence preventable illness and death reduction, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Report

> Hospitals use four main operating business models to thrive in the value-based care world: The innovator, the diversifier, the aggregator and health manager, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review. Article

Health Finance News

> Some Ohio hospitals now provide loans to patients struggling to meet their insurance deductibles or co-payments, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Article

Health Payer News

> Cigna is expanding its collaborative care model, which pays doctors to lower medical costs and improve patient care, beyond large physician groups, reported the Hartford Courant. Article

Health Anti Fraud News

> Healthcare prices are "maddeningly opaque," according to a Center for American Progress issue brief, and lack of price information adds about $36 billion in system wide spending annually. Article

And finally...Quack attack. Article