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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - February 18-24, 2016

 

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February 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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Better Incentives for Wellness Programs
healthleadersmedia.com - Despite the popularity of workplace wellness programs, little has been understood about how employees respond to incentives. Until now. Workplace wellness programs that . . .

Lengthy Hospice Care Boosts Medicare Bills
wsj.com - Medicare pays hospice agencies to care for patients who are close to death. For some beneficiaries of the taxpayer-funded program, hospice has become a way of life. Between 2005 and 2013, about 107,000 . . .

Remote Patient Monitoring: Real-Time Patient Data, Real Liability Risks 
thedoctors.com - Three million patients worldwide are currently connected to a remote monitoring device that sends personal medical data to their healthcare provider.1 Each year alone, 600,000 cardiac patients are implanted . . .

More Signs That 'Gaming' By the Sick Is Not a Problem in Obamacare
latimes.com - The one common element in assertions that thousands of Americans are "gaming" Obamacare by not signing up for health insurance until they get sick, thereby sticking beleaguered insurance companies . . .

Forthcoming Federal Rule Could Tie Medicare to Hospitals' Crisis Preparedness
healthcaredive.com - The federal government is poised to release a rule that would require hospitals and other healthcare facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid to be prepared to deal with hurricanes . . .

*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).

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