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An Unlikely State Schools Nation on Healthcare Payment Reform

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

With a head start on most of the country, Arkansas is pioneering a series of system-wide payment reforms designed to create a value-based healthcare delivery system. >>>

 

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Governor Details Healthcare Payment Reform Path in Arkansas

In a display of unprecedented cooperation and compromise, Arkansas is on the verge of creating the country's first public-private, universal payer, value-based healthcare delivery system. >>>

Feds Stonewall ICD-10 Summit

On the first day of an AHIMA-organized summit, the Coalition for ICD-10 picked up a strong ally, America's Health Insurance Plans, but got no new information from federal officials about an implementation date. >>>

Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy

Two Pennsylvania physicians share their experiences decoupling from Medicare. They've lost 12% of their patient population, but say they're providing more personalized care and the effects on their revenue and financial viability have been positive. >>>

Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians

To say doctors are under tremendous pressure may be the understatement of the year. One key indicator to how well they are navigating the healthcare system is reimbursement. >>>

Managed Care Contract Negotiations Morph Under PPACA

Negotiating a managed care contract is not the same as it was even a few years ago. Now all of the power providers have in managed care negotiations is in their ability to prove that they can manage quality and cost more effectively than the next guy, says one expert. >>>

HIX Success Could Generate Add-On Revenue for CT

To fix its "deeply flawed" website, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is turning to Access Health CT. Now CT officials are mulling offering similar services to other state exchanges—for a fee. >>>

Cyberattack Drill Exposes Healthcare's Vulnerabilities

Healthcare organizations are at their weakest not necessarily on technical implementations, but in their ability to coordinate and collaborate across organizations, says a security expert. >>>



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News Headlines

US official responsible for reforming Medicare is leaving post

Reuters, April 23, 2014

Male MDs earn way more than females in Medicare

CNBC.com, April 23, 2014

Business tax on Bellingham WA hospital could mean $1.2 million a year for city

The Bellingham Herald, April 23, 2014

Opinion: The most misused word in healthcare

CNN Money, April 23, 2014

Opinion: ICD-10 delay—What's next for healthcare organizations?

InformationWeek, April 22, 2014

Florida Blue: ACA enrollments 'exceeded expectations' but premiums may rise in 2015

The Miami Herald, April 22, 2014

Hospitals challenge observational case designation

Pittsburgh Business Times, April 22, 2014

Clock ticking for state exchanges

The Register-Mail / Associated Press, April 21, 2014

Democrats confront vexing politics over the healthcare law

The New York Times, April 21, 2014

Hospitals trying their hand at insurance provider business

Fox Business, April 21, 2014



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Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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