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RWJF-Health Affairs Policy Brief: High Deductible Health Plans

This health policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs focuses on the increasing number of high deductible health plans (HDHPs) being offered through the health insurance marketplaces established through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 356 more words

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 12.7 Million Insured for 2016 Through Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that, after the third open enrollment period that ended January 31, 2016, a total of 12.7 million Americans have obtained health insurance coverage for 2016 through the Affordable Care Act.   218 more words

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Center for Health Care Strategies: Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations - Early State Efforts

This issue brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies describes how accountable care organizations (ACOs) funded by state Medicaid programs are supporting the delivery of social services as part of a comprehensive strategy to improve health care quality and reduce costs. 114 more words

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Obamacare Continues to Trigger Greater Interest in Self-Funded Healthcare Plans

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has sparked a renewed interest and growth in self-funding as more organizations look for ways to continue to offer quality healthcare benefits to their employees, but also create opportunities for savings. 180 more words

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Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative: The Patient-Centered Medical Home's Impact on Cost and Quality, 2016

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has published its fifth annual review of the evidence in its 2016 edition of The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality.   122 more words

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Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker: Health of the Healthcare System

This video from the Peterson Center on Healthcare-Kaiser Family Foundation Health System Tracker examines the “Health of the Healthcare System” by assessing four key areas: how healthy we are, the quality of care we receive, how much it costs, and how accessible it is. 16 more words

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health has published this Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries.  Racial and ethnic minority populations are more likely than their white counterparts to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge for certain chronic conditions, such as heart failure, heart attack, and pneumonia, among others. 138 more words

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