health change bulletin
Health Change Bulletin                                                                      September 7, 2017
  

Value Based Rx Contracting Tactics and Techniques

  Sponsor Message
Quote 
  "If you want to reshape your state health insurance market, youíve got to be able to grab onto the employer market or Medicare, and you canít [using waiver procedure]" 

 
-Nicholas Bagley, Health Law Professor, University of Michigan
 
Factoid
 
  A recent survey by Integra Connect of 800 U.S. specialty physicians found that 100% of respondents do not yet fully understand MACRA's impact on their practices. 71% of respondents said, "I am learning but have a way to go." 56% of respondents seek to deliver cost savings under MACRA through practice transformation. 24% of respondents said they are unprepared and 40% said they are take a "do-it-yourself" approach.

Source: Integra Connect
 
 
News 
  Lawmakers Debate How Much Wiggle Room To Give States In Health Care
Kaiser Health News, September 7, 2017
 
Growing providers skirt antitrust scrutiny with small physician acquisitions
Modern Healthcare, September 6, 2017
 
Concentrated insurer markets lead to lower hospital, physician prices
Healthcare Dive, September 6, 2017
 
Hospitals on doctor-buying spree raise legal questions
Healthcare Finance News, September 6, 2017
 
Health Officials You Haven't Heard Of: Insurance Commissioners
Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2017
 
Insurance official to Congress: ObamaCare not collapsing
The Hill, September 6, 2017
 
HHS to Spend $10M on Affordable Care Act Navigator Program
HealthPayer Intelligence, September 5, 2017
 
Chastened Lawmakers Aim For Small, Bipartisan Health Care Victories
NPR, September 5, 2017
 
Q2 organic growth continues despite healthcare burdens
Employee Benefit Adviser, September 5, 2017
   
 
 
Blogs
  Calendarís Turn Brings New Congressional Approach To Health Reform
Health Affairs Blog, September 6, 2017

If prices are hidden, consumers canít take responsibility for health care costs
Stat News, September 5, 2017
 
 
     
    
HealthshareTV video
 

 
Transformational Health Care Reform: Blueprint for America   Transformational Health Care Reform: Blueprint for America

The American health care system is on an unsustainable path characterized by government-dominated insurance. Fixing health care begins with changing the incentives and empowering consumers to seek value with their money, while increasing competition among providers. Reforming Medicaid, Medicare, access to HSAs, and private insurance will improve access, choice, and quality of health care.
 

 
Check out HealthshareTV, the home for health care videos    
 
Healthsprocket List 
 
  PPP: Poll on the Public's Current Position on Healthcare

1. 25% of voters support the recent health care bill proposed by congress
2. 57% who disapprove of the recent health care bill proposed by congress
3. Continue reading here

Source: ACA Times
 
      
 
  Follow Health Policy Publishing:   Readmissions News LinkedIn Group    mcol on twitter  
 
 
 
Health Change Bulletin, a publication of Health Policy Publishing LLC
1101 Standiford Avenue, Suite C-3, Modesto, CA 95350
© 2017, Health Policy Publishing LLC