August 10, 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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Holistic, Integrated Care Models Improve Care Gaps, Costs
fiercehealthcare.com - Although there are many potential interpretations of the term, one aspect of patient-centered care means providers must take a holistic approach to care that addresses mental, spiritual and physical . . .
Aetna Joins Rivals in Projecting Loss on Affordable Care Act Plans for 2016
wsj.com - Aetna Inc. became the last of the five major national health insurers to project a loss on Affordable Care Act plans for 2016, and the company said it would re-evaluate its participation in the business and cancel . . .
DOJ Rebukes Insurers' Request for Expedited Merger Trials
fiercehealthcare.com - Four of the country's largest health insurance companies disagree with the Justice Department over how quickly the trials concerning their mergers should begin, the latest court filings . . .
CMS Final Rule Cuts Acute Care Payments, Delays New Safety-Net Formula
fiercehealthcare.com - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a 1.5 percent reduction in payments to acute care providers, a move aimed to correct overpayments. CMS said in a fact sheet about . . .
*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).