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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      April 26, 2018
Deloitte Research: MA and Medicaid Managed Care Trends
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  "Short-term plans can provide an important temporary bridge for Americans who are transitioning between plans. But they are not a replacement for comprehensive coverage."

-Matt Eyles, incoming president and CEO of AHIP
  According to the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Of the approximately 2,500 hospitals graded, 30% earned an A, 28% earned a B, 35% a C, 6% a D and 1% an F. Impressively, 49 hospitals nationwide have achieved an A in every grading update since the launch of the Safety Grade in spring 2012.

Source: Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
  HHS Proposes Medicare Payment Rules to Encourage Clearer Prices
Washington Post, April 25, 2018

Anthem Sees Profits Rise After Scaling Back Participation in ObamaCare
The Hill, April 25, 2018
Insurer Group Issues Warning on Trump Administration's Health Plan Proposal
The Hill, April 25, 2018
Five Hospitals Progress from F to a First-time A in Leading Scorecard
Press Release, April 24, 2018
Gaining Visibility into Healthcare Workforce Management Cuts Costs
RevCycle Intelligence, April 24, 2018

The Latest on Amazon, Berkshire & Jpmorgan's Healthcare Company
AXIOS, April 24, 2018
DOJ taking a Closer Look at Cigna-Express Scripts Merger
Fierce Healthcare, April 24, 2018

Understanding Short-Term Limited Duration Health Insurance
KFF, April 23, 2018

  Health Data Access Regulatory Initiatives Hold Promise, Rollout Remains Unclear
HealthcareIT News, April 24, 2018

I Can't Wait For The Next Generation Of Healthcare Leaders To Take Over
Forbes, April 24, 2018

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  6 Things to Know About Short-Term Health Insurance Policies

1. Short-term policies: are often medically underwritten
2. Short-term policies: exclude coverage for pre-existing conditions
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Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
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