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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - March 24-30, 2016

 

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March 30, 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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AMA, Other Groups Urge CMS to Modify Accountabe Care Organization Benchmarking
healthcarefinancenews.com - Twenty physician organizations and other healthcare groups, including the American Medical Association, have submitted joint comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services . . .

Medicare Advantage 2015 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update
kff.org - Despite concerns that reductions in payments to Medicare Advantage plans enacted in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) would lead to reductions in Medicare Advantage enrollment, the number and share . . .

Rewarding Patients With Loyalty Points
modernhealthcare.com - At the end of 2013, every patient in the Primary Health Network, a group of federally qualified community health centers in Ohio and Pennsylvania, began receiving V.I.P. Loyalty Program cards in the . . .

Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents
cms.gov - The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, in collaboration with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, established an initiative to help improve the quality of care for people in long-term care (LTC) facilities . . .

How to Stop the Bouncing Between Insurance Plans Under Obamacare
nytimes.com - Millions of Americans are finding Obamacare to be unstable ground. Consider a young construction worker, a patient of mine, whose hours are cut during the winter. His income drops slightly, and now his family . . .

*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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