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JAMA Forum: Re-engaging in Health Care Reform

As we approach the election this fall, it seems like the news media report on little else. Unfortunately, too little news coverage addresses health care reform. 233 more words

JAMA Forum: Re-engaging in Health Care Reform

As we approach the election this fall, it seems like the news media report on little else. Unfortunately, too little news coverage addresses health care reform. 1,118 more words

The JAMA Forum

Would You Like Some Insurance With Your Insurance?

Would You Like Some Insurance With Your Insurance?

Gap plans, used to cover out-of-pocket expenses like high deductibles, are becoming increasingly popular among consumers and businesses. 229 more words

The Opportunities and Challenges of the MSSP ACO Program: A Report From the Field

New Journal Article: A Report From the Field

The trillion dollar shift in healthcare payment “from volume to value” is well underway with both public and private payers and purchasers pushing provider organizations to participate in outcome-based risk contracts, stepping up from pay-for-performance and medical home models to a variety of accountable care and bundled payment programs.

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ACO inside report details challenges of 'regulatory headwinds'

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/aco-inside-report-details-challenges-of-regulatory-headwinds/426663/

  • A new report from Aledade, a company that helps physicians form and operate accountable care organizations (ACOs), says its groups have successfully increased primary care utilization and revenue, decreased lab and imaging costs, and decreased emergency department and hospital utilization and readmissions.
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AMA: Insurance megamergers 'threaten healthcare access, quality and affordability'

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/ama-insurance-megamergers-threaten-healthcare-access-quality-and-afforda/426745/

  • The merger of health insurance giants “would significantly compromise market competition in the health insurance industry and threaten health care access, quality and affordability,” the president of the AMA said as the group released new analyses of the mergers.
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