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Cigna Puts a Premium on Cancer Prevention

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital Execs Hope for Two-Midnight Rule Repeal

The two-midnight rule is arbitrary, hurts healthcare providers, and creates unintended consequences for patients, say many healthcare leaders. A new lawsuit from the AHA aims to repeal the rule. >>>

Telemedicine's Expanding Options

Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>

HFMA: Healthcare Pricing Transparency a Shared Responsibility

A report setting principles and recommendations for achieving greater price transparency in US healthcare suggests the task will require cooperation between healthcare providers, payers, and employers. >>>

State Medical Malpractice Caps Under Fire

Many states that passed malpractice caps a decade ago should expect to see judicial review because caps aren't passing constitutional muster and aren't delivering on what they advertised, says a legal expert. >>>

CMS Poised to Announce ICD-10 Implementation Date

A two-day summit organized by the American Health Information Management Association has ended, and ICD-10 stakeholders say they are still waiting to hear from federal officials on a firm implementation date. >>>

Blum Latest Leader to Exit HHS

As the clock winds down on the Obama administration's final term, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum joins what is becoming a steady stream of top federal officials leaving for new career opportunities. >>>

Payment Reforms Paying Off in Arkansas, For Now

Payment reform is the glue holding Arkansas' ambitious healthcare reform efforts together, according to top leaders in the state. Some legislative hurdles remain. >>>

Private HIX Riches Eyed in Group Coverage

A Pittsburgh-based Blue Cross Blue Shield carrier views private health insurance exchanges as a golden opportunity in the group market. >>>



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News Headlines

Emanuel: Although 'not a perfect law,' ACA is protecting patients

Kaiser Health News, April 30, 2014

The healthcare system is so broken, it's time for doctors to strike

The Daily Beast, April 30, 2014

Health plans scramble to calculate 2015 rates

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, April 29, 2014

Poll: Obamacare enrollment surge didn't raise public support

The Hill, April 29, 2014

Hospitals push HHS on Obamacare subsidies via charity

The Hill, April 29, 2014

Report: Health exchanges' drug coverage confusing

NPR / Associated Press, April 29, 2014

'Tiering and steering' a contentious issue for local healthcare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, 2014

In poorest states, political stigma is depressing participation in health law

The New York Times, April 28, 2014

How did America end up with this healthcare system?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, 2014

Oregon to abandon Obamacare exchange

The Hill, April 25, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

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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