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Health Care Reform Weekly Update – June 30 - July 6, 2016

 

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July 6, 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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Modifying Medicare's Benefit Design: What's the Impact on Beneficiaries and Spending?
kff.org - Proposals to modify the benefit design of traditional Medicare have been frequently raised in federal budget and Medicare reform discussions, including in the June 2016 House Republican health plan as part . . .

Population Health Vital for Medicare ACO Models to Succeed
healthpayerintelligence.com - Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have taken on a larger role in delivering services throughout the continuum of care. Initially, these establishments were created under the Medicare . . .

ACA Round-Up: Premium Stabilization Programs, Effectuated Enrollment, And More
healthaffairs.org - On June 30, CMS announced the results for the second year (2015) of the operation of the reinsurance and risk adjustment programs, two of the Affordable Care Act’s “three R” premium stabilization . . .

HHS Proposes to Streamline Medicare Appeals Process
healthleadersmedia.com - The Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday proposed key changes in the Medicare appeals process to help reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 cases. The measures "will . . .

*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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