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Cancer Forecast

1,685,210 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year.

595,690 people are expected to die in the U.S. this year.

Source: American Cancer Society, 2016

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Don’t Pop that Soda

1 in 3 Americans drink at least one sugary beverage a day.

State with the lowest rate of daily consumption: Vermont at 18%

State with the highest rate of daily consumption: Oklahoma at 66.4%

Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, CDC, Feb. 26, 2016

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Cost of Quality Reporting

15-plus hours per doctor per week: That’s how much time physician practices spend to track and report quality measures for Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurers. Total yearly cost: $15.4 billion

Source: Health Affairs, March 7, 2016

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New Pay Models Take Hold

An estimated 30% of Medicare fee-for-service payments were tied to quality or value through alternative payment models as of January, up from 20% in 2014. “This milestone was met when 121 new accountable care organizations joined the Medicare program on top of new participants in models such as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative and Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative,” according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, March 4, 2016