In the rest there was no news, since the other two players who were not with the group were Asensio and Mariano. The Balearic continues to make progress in recovering from the serious knee injury he suffered last summer. It is already in the final stretch. The striker, meanwhile, has been dragging an injury for several weeks but has preferred not to issue a medical report. In any case, he is a footballer who does not enter into Zidane’s plans (he is still in the club because he refused to leave). Real Madrid continues to prepare this Saturday’s meeting at Ciutat against Levante (9:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga) and the great novelty of the day was the absence of Bale and Jovic, both because of gastroenteritisThe Welsh footballer arrived in Valdebebas first thing, as usual. However, he left the white training facilities in his vehicle at 10:30 am. The club, on its website, clarified that it suffers from gastroenteritis. On Tuesday he had not exercised with the group. It was the doctors in Madrid who told the Welsh and the Serbian to go home so they wouldn’t spread the rest of their companions. Madrid will face the match against Levante with no margin of error after the stumble against Celta at the Bernabéu last day (2-2), although Zizou will also have his mind on the crucial week that Madrid will face: On February 26 he received the City at the Bernabéu and on March 1 the Barcelona, also at home. Two matches that will mark the white options in both the League and Champions. Therefore, the eleven presented to Levante could include news thinking about the distribution of minutes to the most loaded players.
Modern Healthcare: UHS Partners With Primary-Care Firm To Serve Plan Enrollees Proposal To Force Insurers, Hospitals To Disclose Secretly Negotiated Prices Stirs Such Vocal Opposition It May Get Dropped President Donald Trump is working on an executive order intended to increase price transparency across the health care landscape. But one of the aspects to the order is provoking intense backlash. Compelling disclosure of negotiated rates “would have the ultimate anti-competitive effect,” said Tom Nickels, the American Hospital Association’s executive vice president for government relations and public policy. The Associated Press: Insider Q&A: Doctor On Demand CEO Leads Primary Care Push In other news from the health industry — Hill Ferguson thinks telemedicine can become a routine option for patients, not just an easy way to handle middle of the night ear infections. The CEO of Doctor on Demand says primary care is a new frontier for companies like his that offer telemedicine, which involves seeing a doctor or nurse from afar, often through a secure video connection. His company is teaming with the insurer Humana to launch a new plan in Texas and Florida next month that connects some patients with employer-sponsored coverage virtually to a regular doctor licensed in their state. (5/29) President Trump is preparing to issue an executive order to foster greater price transparency across a broad swath of the health-care industry as consumer concerns about medical costs emerge as a major issue in the lead-up to next year’s presidential election. The most far-reaching element favored by the White House aides developing the order would require insurers and hospitals to disclose for the first time the discounted rates they negotiate for services, according to health-care lobbyists and policy experts familiar with the deliberations. (Goldstein and Dawsey, 5/29) Universal Health Services has become the latest health system to partner with a primary-care specialty company to provide intensive primary-care services to its health plan enrollees. The company announced Wednesday that it signed one of its first value-based payment deals with Seattle-based Vera Whole Health to operate two new primary-care centers in Reno and Carson City, Nevada, serving members of UHS’ 100,000-member Prominence Health Plan. (Meyer, 5/29) The Washington Post: White House Runs Into Health-Care Industry Hostility As It Plans Executive Order This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.