April 13, 2016
Curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson, Shelly Miller, Amy Sanders, and Janet Wrzesinski; edited by Priya Bathija*
The Health Care Reform Weekly Update pulls articles on cutting-edge issues directly from the Health Care Reform Educational Task Force's Twitter feed.
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How the Timeline for MACRA Impacts EHR Interoperability
ehrintelligence.com - An aggressive timeline for advancing value-based care under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) could have negative consequences for advancing EHR interoperability . . .
New CMS Primary-Care Payment Model Would Affect 20K Doctors
modernhealthcare.com - The CMS wants to pay practices a monthly fee to manage care for as many as 25 million patients in the agency's largest-ever plan to transform and improve how primary care is delivered and . . .
UnitedHealth Quitting Obamacare Markets in Georgia, Arkansas
bloomberg.com - UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer, has decided to call it quits in two state Obamacare markets, in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul. The insurer . . .
How CMS Could Boost Operation of Accountable Care Organizations
healthpayerintelligence.com - Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have become a more mainstream method for improving care coordination and the quality of medical services while providing an opportunity for . . .
Security Flaws Found in Three State Health Insurance Websites
modernhealthcare.com - Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive . . .
*This week's Health Care Reform Weekly Update was curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), Shelly Miller (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI), Amy E. Sanders (Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN), and Janet Wrzesinski (JW Consulting Services, Bay City, MI); and was edited by Priya Bathija (American Hospital Association, Washington, DC).