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HHS Turns Health Insurance Exchanges Into Marketplaces

Jacqueline Fellows

The Department of Health and Human Services is now calling health insurance exchanges "marketplaces." Will the name change make a difference in the public's perception of how healthcare coverage can be attained? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

HIPAA Final Rule Raises Fines for Non-Compliance

The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>

HHS Announces $1.5B in State Insurance Exchange Grants

Nearly all of the six Level One grants are going to states that have decided to partner with the federal government to run their health insurance exchanges. All five states awarded Level Two grants are setting up state-based exchanges. >>>

Will Payers Lead Digital Health?

Payers such as UnitedHealthcare are enabling connections among patients, providers, and employers. Insurers embrace data and the better healthcare decisions that will come of improved data flows. >>>

Is Concierge Medicine Finally Ready for Takeoff?

A fear of major reimbursement cuts and other factors are building toward a "crescendo" of physician interest in direct pay medicine, suggests a report conducted for The Physicians Foundation. >>>

Medical Error 'Second Victims' Get Some Help, Finally

Patients are the obvious first victims of medical mistakes, but doctors, nurses, and other clinicians are often the second victims, who must grapple with the emotional distress of errors and bad outcomes. >>>



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News Headlines

Obamacare a tempting target for cuts

Politico, January 23, 2013

Insurers prod docs, hospitals to stop elective early deliveries

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2013

Ex-Senator to run insurer watchdog group, NAIC

Bloomberg, January 23, 2013

President defends Medicare, Medicaid in inaugural address

The Hill, January 22, 2013

Obama officials ditch 'exchanges' in rebranding of healthcare reform law

The Hill, January 22, 2013

New data threaten deal with Highmark

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 22, 2013

Insurers may prove choosy with overhaul exchanges

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Associated Press, January 18, 2013

CA health insurance exchange gets $674M fed grant

Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2013

KY Medical Center agrees to $883K settlement over false claims charges

Nashville Business Journal, January 18, 2013

UnitedHealth, Mayo pool info to drop cost of care

Star Tribune, January 17, 2013



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Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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