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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      February 11, 2016

Moving to Value Based Care – Leveraging advanced analytics to measure physician performance  - a complimentary healthcarewebsummit event, Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00PM eastern co-sponsored by LexisNexis

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  "The Health Insurance Marketplace is changing people’s lives for the better. Across the country, about 12.7 million Americans selected affordable, quality health plans for 2016 coverage, exceeding our goals. That includes over 4 million new consumers in the states who signed-up for coverage this year. The Marketplace is growing and getting stronger and the ACA has become a crucial part of healthcare in America."

Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary
  Of the 661,557 Medicare hospice beneficiaries in the study, 12.3% received no professional staff visits in the last 2 days of life. Black patients were less likely to have any visits than were white patients (15.2% vs 12.0%).

Source: JAMA
More than 10M People with Medicare Have Saved over $20B on Prescription Drugs
CMS, February 8, 2016

  The Affordable Care Act could Decrease Chronic Disease Rates
HealthPayer Intelligence February 11, 2016

Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements
NPR, February 10, 2016

The Affordable Care Act’s Effect on Hospital Charity Care
RevCycle Intelligence, February 10, 2016

Medicare Weighing Changes to Doctor Drug Payments, Memo Shows
Bloomberg Business, February 9, 2016

CMS Releases Medicaid Home Health Services Final Rule
AAFP, February 9, 2016

Some Dialysis Patients Give Medicare Failing Grade On Ambulance Trial
Kaiser Health News, February 8, 2016

ObamaCare Gets Extra Sign-Up Period to Clear Tax Issues
The Hill, February 8, 2016

Burwell Says ‘Beat Goes On’ As HHS Seeks To Expand Health Law’s Influence
Kaiser Health News, February 5, 2016

A Healthy Debate: Was Obamacare Designed to Fail?
The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 9, 2016

A 2016 Prescription for Health Care Reform
The Des Moines Register, February 7, 2016

    Millionaires Are Qualifying for Medicaid Under Obamacare
The Daily Signal,,
February 9, 2016
HealthshareTV video
Healthcare Transformation: What's good about U.S. Healthcare?
  Healthcare Transformation: What's Good About U.S. Healthcare?  

In his first webinar of Section I, Dr. Haughom provided an overview of healthcare transformation. In this webinar—a part of Section I—Dr. Haughom will provide a deeper look at the forces that have defined and shaped the current state of U.S. healthcare. Paradoxically, some of these same forces are also driving the inevitable need for change.

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Eligibility for ACA Health Coverage Among Nonelderly Uninsured as of 2015

1. Tax Credit Eligible to Purchase Marketplace Coverage: 22%
2. Medicaid Eligible Adult: 18%
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Source: KFF
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