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Health Change Bulletin                                                                          October 1, 2015

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Sylvia M. Burwell, Health and Human Services Secretary
  Six in 10 marketplace enrollees and 55 percent of those with employer plans reported they pay either nothing or less than $125 a month for individual coverage.

Source: The Commonwealth Found
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: September 2015
Kaiser Family Foundation, September 30, 2015

Are Patients Ready for EHR Interoperability?
Software Advice, September 28, 2015
  GAO Report Calls for Tougher Oversight of Medicare Advantage Plans
Reuters, September 30, 2015

Prisons And Jails Forcing Inmates To Cover Some Medical Care Costs
Kaiser Health News, September 29, 2015

Medicare's $30M Ambulance-Ride Mystery
The New York Times, September 29, 2015

CMS Tests Model to Increase Drug Adherence on Part D Plans
Modern Healthcare, September 28, 2015

Physicians Reveal Lack of Time As Greatest Challenge
HIT Consultant, September 28, 2015

With Obamacare Help, Hospital Capital Spending Rises Again
Forbes, September 27, 2015

New York Health Co-Op Ordered to Close Down
The Washington Post, September 25, 2015

New Opportunities For Medicare Providers Through Innovative Payment Systems
Health Affairs, September 28, 2015

How Hospitalists Have Innovated U.S. Health Care
The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2015 

    Medicare Drug Plan Prices Set to Rise in 2016, Some by a Lot
CNBC,, September 29, 2015

The Affordable Care Act: What’s Ahead?
JD Supra,, September 28, 2015
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Kari Stevens, Cigna Legal Health Care Reform Consulting & Communications
  Cigna Legal Health Care Reform Consulting & Communications

TCMA TV sits down with Cigna Legal Health Care Reform Consulting & Communications representative Kari Knight Stevens to hear about their partnership with the ICMA and the health care reform work Cigna is doing.


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NCQA: Top 10 Medicaid Plan Ratings 2015-2016

1. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan - Hawaii
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan
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Source: NCQA
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