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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      July 28, 2016
  

The Bright Health Story: Behind the Scenes at a Health Plan Startup

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- Dr. Rita Numerof, PhD, Author, Co-founder and President of Numerof & Associates
 

Factoid
  The Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports show that: Social Security and Medicare have a combined surplus of $17.1 billion; These programs were short $354.5 billion; Their cash shortage represented 80% of the entire federal deficit for 2015; $354.5 billion spent providing Social Security/Medicare benefits in 2015 had to be borrowed; That $354.5 billion represents 23% of total spending on those programs.

Source: Green Valley News

Research
Healthcare startup investments spike at $10.5 billion in 2015, expected to dip slightly
Healthcare Finance, July 27, 2016

News 
How the Cardiac Care Bundle Will Burden Hospitals
Health Leaders Media, July 28, 2016

Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score 5 Stars In Medicareís New Ratings
KHN, July 27, 2016

Does Blocking Health Insurance Mergers Impact ACA Exchanges?
HealthPayer Intelligence, July 26, 2016

Changes to controversial Open Payments policy in the works
Modern Healthcare, July 25, 2016

One-third of payers made money on ACA marketplace in 2014
Becker's Hospital Review, July 21, 2016

   
Blogs
Most Obamacare consumers happy with plans
Washington Examiner, July 28, 2016


HHS Addresses the Rampant Ransomware Problem in Health Care
IT Business Edge, July 27, 2016
 

Tweets
    U.S. charges three people in $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme
Reuters, https://twitter.com/Reuters
July 22, 2016
   
HealthshareTV video
 
ACA Best Practices: Why You Canít Take a Vacation From ACA Compliance
 
  Remarks on Health Policy Reform

Eric Schneidewind, President, AARP

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Healthsprocket List 
7 Hospitals Filing for Bankruptcy in 2016

1. Coshocton (Ohio) County Memorial Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June.
2. Colusa (Calif.) Regional Medical Center, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June.
3. Continue reading here

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
      
 
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