Living with type 1 diabetes (or other chronic conditions) is a constant balance of trying to do your best (whatever that means) while making tough choices. The hope is that each day you’re doing enough to keep yourself healthy.

An analysis by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) revealed that an overwhelming majority of health centers (96 percent) predict patients will have a harder time accessing care and suffer poorer health outcomes unless flexible telehealth policies are continued.

UnitedHealthcare announced a community-based initiative, Community Catalyst, that convenes a broad range of community stakeholders to identify and address specific health care needs of members of the community and residents of publicly assisted housing who are often difficult to reach and serve.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that ClosedLoop.ai was selected the winner and Geisinger the runner-up in the agency’s Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge.

Andi Weiss, director of behavioral services for MicroMass Communications, discusses how behavioral science can be used to impact current health behaviors even more effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even this far into the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks is still a hot-button issue in various areas across the country, according to a study by Embee Mobile and the University of California Berkeley.

CVS Health officially launched Time for Care, a campaign that reinforces the importance of accessing primary health care. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have appropriately focused on staying home to keep themselves and others healthy. Although this kind of physical distancing is still an essential component of preventing the spread of COVID-19, CVS Health leaders developed Time for Care to emphasize that it is critical for people to continue prioritizing health care needs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked adoption of many healthcare technologies, but there is still room for growth. Prior to COVID-19, only 11 percent of patients used telehealth services. According to data released in June, 67 percent said they are more likely to use telehealth services moving forward.

A quarter of healthcare organizations’ revenue is tied to value-based payments, according to a survey by the healthcare data analytics and policy company DataGen. Those with 550 or more beds reported the largest portion of risk, with an average of 37.9 percent of revenue tied to VBP.

The Bloc’s Dan Sontupe explores why the failure to educate patients about their conditions and treatment plans is a far bigger driver of healthcare costs than the price of prescription drugs.