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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            April 17, 2014
 
 

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  "If you are FFS, you can get away with, say, 100 patients, and you just see them 100 times a year and get paid 100 times. That doesn't work anymore under this model so it really has to be the number of covered lives—that is the new currency against which our success is being measured. And that, I think, is foundationally different." Armin Ernst, MD, President and CEO, Reliant Medical Group
Factoid
 
  Half of 2013's Fortune 50 companies are new entrants into healthcare - including seven retailers, eight technology and telecommunications companies and two automakers. PwC's Health Research Institute calculates that the U.S. market for fitness and wellness products and services adds an additional $267 billion to American health spending. This sector is being aggressively pursued by new entrants, attracting in particular startups and venture capital. Considering these two markets together suggests Americans spend over $3 trillion a year on health.

Source: PwC, Health Research Institute
Research
Retiree Health Benefits At the Crossroads
Kaiser Family Foundation , April 14, 2014
   
News 
  Health-Services Spending Jumps as Obamacare Takes Hold: Economy
Bloomberg, April 17, 2014

Healthcare Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians
HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2014

Healthcare costs in U.S. far exceed costs in other countries, report says
Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2014

Misdiagnosis could affect 12M U.S. adults annually, study finds
ModernHealthcare, April 16, 2014

Has Healthcare Embraced A Hit-And-Run Strategy?
Forbes, April 16, 2014

Many states avoiding paying for glitchy health care sites
The Washington Times, April 15, 2014
   
Blogs
Companies Must Approach Advanced Health Events As A Business Issue
Health Affairs Blog, April 16, 2014

Will Slowdown in Health-Care Spending Growth Persist?
The Wall Street Journal Washington Wire Blog, April 16, 2014
Tweets
    Medical practices are employing nonphysician providers for care coordination
HIN.com, https://twitter.com/ACO_News, April 17, 2014
   
HealthshareTV video
 
Rising to the Challenge: Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care and Education
 
  Rising to the Challenge: Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care and Education 

The U.S. health care and education sectors face big challenges, including simultaneous pressures to lower costs AND raise outcomes like test scores and mortality rates. But how? Disruptive innovation is often suggested as the answer. Technology has radically reshaped entire industries and led to increases in productivity.

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Healthsprocket List 
Phil Galewitz: 10 states are critical to health care plan enrollment

1. California
2. Texas
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Source: USA Today
 
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