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What Pokemon Go Means for Health Care | By Kim Bellard, July 21, 2016

In recent days there have been a flood of stories trying to explain the Pokemon Go craze. Many -- e.g., The New York Times and Fast Company -- believe that Pokemon Go is finally going to make augmented reality mainstream, as well as showing AR's advantages over virtual reality, since the latter typically requires...click to continue

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5 things to know about Medicare Advantage plans lacking in-network access to academic medical centers

  1. Medicare Advantage plans include about half (51 percent) of area hospitals in their network, on average, while one in five plans lack in-network access to academic medical centers.
  2. Two in five plans in areas with a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center did not include the center in their networks.
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Source: Becker's Hospital Review

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