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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            October 23, 2014

Health Insurance Exchanges Forum

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  "What has made the Affordable Care Act so successful is that it puts Americans and their families back in charge of their healthcare and increases access to comprehensive coverage. It doesn't make any sense that Republicans continue to undermine this law, when it is clearly working and only gaining momentum." Charles B. Rangel, New York Congressman

  According to UC Berkeley research published in JAMA, hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall for patient care. Total spending per patient was 10.3% higher for hospital-owned physician offices compared with doctor-owned organizations. Costs were even higher when large health systems running multiple hospitals owned medical groups. Their per-patient spending was 19.8% higher compared with independent physician groups.
Source: JAMA
Registered Voters’ Views Of The ACA In The Election
Kaiser Family Foundation, October 21, 2014
  CMS Establishes New Affordable Care Act Initiative To Promote Rural ACOs
Health IT Outcomes, October 23, 2014

All Counties in Federal ACA Marketplace Covered in 2015
Bloomberg BNA, October 22, 2014

What a GOP-Controlled Congress Could Mean for the Affordable Care Act
California Healthline, October 22, 2014

Affordable Care Act Fails to Address Physician Shortages
Forbes, October 21, 2014

Rangel: Affordable Care Act Keeping Strong
Insurance News Net, October 21, 2014

Only 11 Percent of Uninsured Know About Obamacare’s Next Open Enrollment
The New York Times, October 21, 2014

PPACA exchanges fight Ebola effect
Life Health Pro, October 17, 2014

Reform Update: More providers, insurers showing appetite for narrow networks
Modern Healthcare October 16, 2014

ACA critics play the ‘rating game’ but it isn’t working
Health Insurance Resource Center, October 22, 2014

Health Reform: The Qualified Plan Federal Exchange Participation Agreement
Health Affairs, October 21, 2014

    Obamacare: what the Affordable Care Act means for patients and physicians
The BMJ,, October 22, 2014
HealthshareTV video
White House Affordable Care Act Champions of Change
  White House ACA Champions of Change

The White House honors "Champions of Change" who are doing extraordinary work to raise awareness about the Affordable Care Act and to help people sign up for high-quality, affordable health insurance.

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6 Requirements An ACO Must Meet To Be Eligible For The ACO Investment Model

1. Must be accepted into and participate in the Shared Savings Program
2. Is not owned or operated in whole or in part by a health plan
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Source: CMS
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