Beware 'clawback' contract provisions; Most patients in the dark about health communications tools;

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> The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), created by the Affordable Care Act, may have gotten off to a rocky start, but is showing promise in finding out which medications and therapies work in the real world. PCORI has funded 468 studies so far, and last month opened the second phase of a program to create research networks covering specific diseases and involving millions of patients across the country, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> Physicians' employment contracts frequently contain a "clawback" provision, which keeps doctors on the hook to help fund recoupment demands for previously reimbursed services. Physicians Practice offers advice on making sure the wording is fair. Article

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> Healthcare executives saw salary increases in 2015 even as chief executive officer and chief financial officer salaries in publicly-traded companies in general saw slower growth, due in large part to the increasingly consumer-centered healthcare market, according to a new study. Article

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> Many Americans lack access to and knowledge of digital tools such as text and email reminders that can boost communication efforts with their healthcare providers, a new survey by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices and the Bipartisan Policy Center finds. What's more, few primary care doctors even recommend such technology options, consumers who responded to the survey say. Article

And Finally… Saved by the bus. Article