August 24, 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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Could Medicare’s New Doctor Payment System Endanger Small and Rural Practices?
washingtonpost.com - Lee Gross is worried. He has practiced family medicine in North Port, Fla., near Sarasota, for 14 years. But he and two partners are the last small, independent medical group in the . . .
Medicare Financing Reform: A Must Do for the Next President
beckershospitalreview.com - The recent withdrawal of Aetna from Health Insurance Exchange, and the expected premiums increase of the remaining plans in 2017 cast significant doubt on the . . .
If It Can Happen to ESPN, It Can Happen to Health Care
hhnmag.com - ESPN calls itself the worldwide leader in sports, and there is ample evidence to back up that claim. However, the disruptive force of the internet economy is undermining ESPN’s leadership position, and . . .
HIPAA at 20: A Bipartisan Achievement
hhs.gov - Twenty years ago, the summer games of the XXVI Olympiad had just ended in Atlanta. We were dancing to the “Macarena,” the number one song on the radio. The first cellular phones were just hitting . . .
*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).