Michael Leavitt, the former Utah governor and federal government official tapped by Mitt Romney to head his healthcare transition team, says "global economic dispassion" is the primary engine that is driving healthcare reform. >>>
A national lab's use of a form intended to warn diabetic patients about Medicare's limits on coverage for a vital blood test is provoking some patients to reject testing. A Medicare official says the form does not comply with the standards for valid notices of noncoverage. >>>
The CFO of a physician organization sums up the cost control problem: "We can't get beyond the idea stage. Then, we get absorbed into the next crisis and forget all about cost reduction." A look at several healthcare systems reveals many different approaches to getting a handle on costs. >>>
Healthcare leaders place cost control as a high priority, but labor, government laws and mandates, and information technology are driving up costs. Which line items present the best opportunities for significant, sustainable spending cuts? >>>
In a proposed rule, The Department of Health and Human Services reveals that it wants to use the small group market plan as a reference for the scope of healthcare services to be offered, but only if a state doesn't select its own benchmark. >>>
Date: June 15, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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