March 9, 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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Why Savvy Shoppers Can’t Fix Health-Care Spending
washingtonpost.com - One popular view of how to corral out-of-control health-care spending is to empower smart shoppers -- to arm individual patients with the information and incentives to shop around . . .
S&P: Not-For-Profit Healthcare Remains Stable
healthleadersmedia.com - Despite ''significant transformation'' in the healthcare market that includes long-term declines for inpatient admissions and reimbursements, and the uneven transition to value-based . . .
Utah Legislature Approves Medicaid Bare-Bones Expansion
localnews8.com - Utah lawmakers have approved a bare-bones Medicaid expansion plan that would insure mostly childless adults and those in some treatment and offender programs. The plan comes after lawmakers . . .
Oracle Files Another Cover Oregon Lawsuit to Force Feds to Investigate
bizjournals.com - Oracle America filed yet another lawsuit stemming from the Cover Oregon fiasco. This time, the company wants to force the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate . . .
Quality Reporting Costs Doctors More Than $15.4 Billion Year, Health Affairs Says
healthcarefinancenews.com - Medical practices spend an average of 785 hours per physician and $15.4 billion annually reporting quality measures to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers, according to a new report in Health . . .
*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).