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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      June 23, 2016
  

Transitioning: Insights into Changing from Fee Based to Value Based Payment Models

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"While it is impossible to accurately pinpoint the true cost of fraud in federal healthcare programs, fraud is a significant threat to the programs’ stability and endangers access to healthcare services for millions of Americans,"
- Daniel Levinson Inspector General, HHS
 

Factoid
  Alegeus Healthcare conducted a survey of more than 1,000 US healthcare consumers, and evaluated two specific aspects of healthcare consumerism. The survey found: 76% of US consumers are focused on getting the best value for their healthcare dollars. Many US consumers continue to live paycheck-to-paycheck, with only 50% currently making contributions toward retirement each month – more than twice the number that are saving for healthcare.

Source: Alegeus Healthcare

Research
US could spend $2.6 trillion less on health than original Obamacare estimates
CNBC, June 20, 2016

News 
GOP Finally Reaches ‘Replace’ Phase Of The ‘Repeal And Replace’ Plan
The Daily Caller, June 23, 2016

CMS Proposes Revisions to Medicaid Improper Payment Programs
RevCycle Intelligence, June 22, 2016

Social Security and Medicare Trustees See Little Change in Outlook
Huffington Post, June 22, 2016

Main fund for Medicare program to exhaust reserves in 2028: trustees
WSAU, June 22, 2016

Unnecessary hospitalizations straining the healthcare system
News 1130, June 21, 2016

CMS changes the way payment error rates are measured
Healthcare Finance News, June 20, 2016

Limited supply of primary-care docs sparks competition among healthcare providers
Modern Healthcare, June 18, 2016

   
Blogs
More jitters over the Anthem-Cigna deal
IBJ, June 20, 2016


Best and Worst in Health and Healthcare
Brain Blogger, June 20, 2016


Tweets
    Study Promotes Battlefields’ Lessons To Advance National Trauma Care
Kaiser Health News, https://twitter.com/KHNews
June 17, 2016
   
HealthshareTV video
 
ACA Best Practices: Why You Can’t Take a Vacation From ACA Compliance
 
  John Stossel - Rx for Better Healthcare

Dr. Ron Noy (Prestige Sports Medicine) and David Goldhill (Game Show Network) discuss how health care can be improved.

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Healthsprocket List 
Zach Ambrose: 5 Pieces of Advice About Analytics and the New Medicaid Rules

1. Get everyone on the same page regarding business intelligence and analytics.
2. You must know the story your data is telling.
3. Continue reading here

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