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CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

Designed to help consumers understand the financial relationships between healthcare industry officials, physicians and teaching hospitals, and promote transparency and accountability, CMS has released the first round of Open Payments. The program, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lists … finish reading CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

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Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s leading healthcare executives believe the healthcare system will be somewhat or significantly better by 2020 than it is today as a result of national healthcare reform, according to a study published in the Health Affairs … finish reading Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

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Medical Costs Drive New Health Plan Increases Above 10 Percent

Rising medical costs were the primary driver of recent rate increases by health insurers, accounting for three-quarters or more of the larger premium hikes requested between July 2012 and June 2013, a new Commonwealth Fund study finds. The analysis takes … finish reading Medical Costs Drive New Health Plan Increases Above 10 Percent

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6 Healthcare Leaders Describe Risks, Opportunities of ACO Models

Although many healthcare organizations already benefit from membership in an accountable care organization (ACO), others remain skeptical of ACOs as well as other aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a series of interviews published in Mayo Clinic … finish reading 6 Healthcare Leaders Describe Risks, Opportunities of ACO Models

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New Market Data: Number of ACOs Doubles in 12 Months; Model Will Survive Supreme Court Challenge

Accountable care organizations will survive even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, according to new market research from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. ACO activity has doubled in the last year, according to new data compiled … finish reading New Market Data: Number of ACOs Doubles in 12 Months; Model Will Survive Supreme Court Challenge

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HHS Grants Nearly $730 Million to Improve Community Health Centers

Two capital programs totaling nearly $730 million have been awarded for the expansion, construction and renovation of community health centers in the United States, the HHS reported. One program will provide approximately $629 million to 171 existing health centers across … finish reading HHS Grants Nearly $730 Million to Improve Community Health Centers

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Women Charged $1 Billion More Than Men for Health Insurance Coverage

Health insurers are charging women more than men for the same coverage, costing women about $1 billion a year, according to analysis of advertised premiums in a new report from the National Women’s Law Center. The center’s report documents how … finish reading Women Charged $1 Billion More Than Men for Health Insurance Coverage

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Insurance Premium Increases in 5 States Deemed ‘Unreasonable’ by HHS

After independent expert review, HHS determined that Trustmark Life Insurance Company proposed unreasonable health insurance premium increases in five states — Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming. The excessive rate hikes would affect nearly 10,000 residents across these five states. … finish reading Insurance Premium Increases in 5 States Deemed ‘Unreasonable’ by HHS

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