Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in replacing Obamacare

Reuters U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage “insurance for everybody,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night. Read more…
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Repeal and replace Obamacare? It’s not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  | November 12, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government i
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8 changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2017

By Ayla Ellison CMS issued its update to the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on Wednesday. The changes include a number of new policies that reflect a broader agencywide strategy to enhance quality, spend smarter and improve Americans’ health. Here are the eight most import
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ACOs seeking more community partnerships, report finds

By Emily Rappleye ACOs are seeking new ways to expand population health management capabilities, particularly as they mature beyond initial challenges associated with financial pressures and payer requirements, according to a recent study from Premier and the Robert Wood Johnson Found
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Obamacare Hits a Pothole

By Paul Krugman For advocates of health reform, the story of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, has been a wild roller-coaster ride. First there was the legislative drama, with reform seemingly on the edge of collapse right up to the moment of passage. Then there was the initi
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DaVita encouraged some low-income patients to enroll in commercial plans

By Samantha Liss Internal emails from DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. show the Denver-based company targeted some patients in a campaign to get them to buy insurance they didn’t necessarily need, saying their monthly premiums would be paid by a nonprofit foundation. Read more…
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How predicting patient length of stay enables hospitals to save millions

Becker’s Hospital Review Extended lengths of stay are a drain on hospital resources, personnel and the bottom line, costing hospitals millions of dollars a year. But by using more unconventional data sources and predictive analytics, hospital administrators are equipped to more
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Court rules HHS’ proposed strategy to relieve Medicare appeals backlog ‘inadequate’

By Brooke Murphy The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concluded HHS’ proposed strategies to alleviate the Medicare appeals backlog are insufficient and so will allow the American Hospital Association’s litigation against HHS to proceed, according to Lexolog
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Ailing Obama Health Care Act May Have to Change to Survive

By Robert Pear WASHINGTON — The fierce struggle to enact and carry out the Affordable Care Act was supposed to put an end to 75 years of fighting for a health care system to insure all Americans. Instead, the law’s troubles could make it just a way station on the road to another, more
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How do the Affordable Care Act and Medicare interact?

BY Philip Moeller Stuart – Texas: I am unable to work and have been receiving disability since 2006. I am not yet 60 years old. When the Affordable Care Act began in 2014, I enrolled in an individual plan through the marketplace and was granted a subsidy because of my income. When I r
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