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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - July 14-20, 2016

 

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July 20, 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 to Make Our Crazy, Expensive, Amazing, and Uneven Health Care System Better Faster
catalyst.nejm.org - I am often asked by health care entrepreneurs, policymakers, health system leaders, and clinicians to “explain” how health care in America works — and to offer ideas for how to improve it . . .

How Has the Affordable Care Act Affected Health Insurers' Financial Performance?
commonwealthfund.org - Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act transformed the market for individual health insurance by changing how insurance is sold and by subsidizing coverage for millions of new purchasers . . .

Viewpoint: Now Isn't the Time for the Uber for Healthcare
beckershospitalreview.com - Startups left and right say their goal is to be the Uber of their industry, providing the radicalized, consumer-centric, on-demand service that Uber did for transportation. But this term has . . .

3 Next Generation ACOs Head for the Door
beckershospitalreview.com - Out of the original 21 participants in CMS' Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model, 18 remain after roughly seven months in the program, Healthcare Finance reported . . .

Medicare Spending at the End of Life: A Snapshot of Beneficiaries Who Died in 2014 and the Cost of Their Care
kff.org - Of the 2.6 million people who died in the U.S. in 2014, 2.1 million, or eight out of 10, were people on Medicare, making Medicare the largest insurer of medical care provided at the end of life. Spending on . . .

*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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