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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - March 31 - April 6, 2016

 

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April 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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Providers Praise Big Changes to ACO Cost Targets
modernhealthcare.com - Major healthcare systems are praising the CMS' attempts to make Medicare's biggest accountable care program more attractive as the agency strives to grow the number of participants while . . .

Gov. Hassan Signs Medicaid Expansion Extension Bill
unionleader.com - About 50,000 low-income adults will be able to continue their health care coverage for two more years after Gov. Maggie Hassan signed House Bill 1696 into law Tuesday. “We did it,” said the bill’s prime . . .

GOP Appealing to Conservatives with Healthcare
modernhealthcare.com -Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block, including the Affordable Care Act. But a drive to . . .

Florida Settles Lawsuit over Pediatric Medicaid Patients' Access to Care
modernhealthcare.com - A toddler suffering from chronic ear infections couldn't get necessary medical treatments. A teenager who broke his wrist had difficulty getting adequate care. A boy who had a tumor removed . . .

UnitedHealth Tries Boutique-Style Health Plan
khn.org - UnitedHealthcare is betting $65 million that it can profit by making primary care more attractive. With little fanfare, the nation’s largest health insurer launched an independent subsidiary in January that offers . . .

*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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