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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      December 1, 2016

Value-Based Payment News

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"As many as 1.8 million Humana Medicare Advantage members are in value-based care, 49,600 providers in our network are somewhere along the path toward value, which represents over 900 value-based relationships in 43 states and the island of Puerto Rico. As an organization, we feel we’re moving rapidly into the value-based space." Michael Funk, Director of National Networks, Humana

  In a recent report HCCI researches found that healthcare spending for privately insured individuals increased by 4.6% in 2015. Prices of outpatient, inpatient, professional care, and prescription drug services rose between 3.5%. Spending rose by just 3% in 2013 and 2.6% in 2014.

Source: RevCycle Intelligence

How a Small Hospital Increased Patient Collections by 300%
RevCycle Intelligence, November 29, 2016
GOP leaders aim to pass ObamaCare repeal by inauguration
The Hill, November 30, 2016

Humana Serves 63% of Members through Value-Based Care Payment
HealthPayer Intelligence, November 30, 2016

Obamacare enrollment tops 2.1 million with 250,000 new consumers
Healthcare Finance News, November 30, 2016

Drug, Medical-Device Bill Headed for Floor Votes
The Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2016

Anthem-Cigna trial: Unsealed testimony sheds light on companies' conflict
Fierce Healthcare, November 29, 2016

Payer, provider, pharma experts see few easy solutions to taming drug costs
ierce Healthcare, November 29, 2016
IRS Tweaks Could Promote Community Health
Health Leaders Media, December 1, 2016

Small Business Employee Benefits and HR Blog

Zane Benefits, November 30, 2016
    AHA Calls for Value-Based Reimbursement Reform Under Trump
RevCycle Intelligence,, December 1, 2016
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Healthcare Reform in the United States
  Healthcare Reform in the United States

 The issue of health insurance reform in the United States has been the subject of political debate since the early part of the 20th century. Recent reforms remain an active political issue. Alternative reform proposals were offered by both of the two major candidates in the 2008 presidential election.

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Among Firms Offering Spousal Benefits, % of Firms That offer Health Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses, by Firm Size 2016

1. 38%, 3-49 Workers
2. 62%, 50-199 Workers
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