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January 11, 2018
Viewpoint

The Rise and Fall of Mandatory Cardiac Bundled Payments

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JAMA. Published online January 11, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.19205

This Viewpoint reviews the rationale and evidence for implementing bundled hospital payments for cardiac care and argues that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2017 cancellation of a bundled payment plan for acute myocardial infarction care and coronary artery bypass surgery procedures dims prospects for a health care system that focuses on value rather than volume.

January 8, 2018
Viewpoint

Lessons From the Opioid Epidemic to Reinvigorate Tobacco Control Initiatives

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JAMA. Published online January 8, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.19739

This Viewpoint discusses how the current attention to the opioid epidemic might be used to reinvigorate tobacco control initiatives.

January 5, 2018
Comment & Response

Corrected Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children and Adolescents

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JAMA. Published online January 5, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0001
Correction

Error in Source Data for Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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JAMA. Published online January 5, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0022
January 4, 2018
Viewpoint

The Importance of Relative Prices in Health Care Spending

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JAMA. Published online January 4, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20047

This Viewpoint discusses how distortions of prices in health care services influence policies and payments that encourage use of lower value services, and it proposes policies that target price distortions as a means to address rising health care expenditures.

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