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  • Affordable Care Act Reduced Uninsurance Rate to 8.6% in 2016

    September 23, 2016 - The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the uninsurance rate during the first three months of 2016 has decreased to 8.6 percent, or 27.3 million Americans, thanks to the continued impact of the Affordable Care Act. This is a drop of half a percentage point from 2015 when the Affordable Care Act led to 9.1 percent of Americans remaining...

  • Is Primary Care the Solution to Value-Based Care Challenges?

    September 21, 2016 - Transitioning to value-based care reimbursement and managing accountable care organizations (ACOs) comes fraught with specific challenges. Both reports from healthcare organizations and interviews with experts who’ve implemented ACOs tend to show that there are obstacles that need to be overcome in order to run an effective value-based care program. The sheer speed with how quickly providers...

  • How Accountable Care Organizations Meet Quality Benchmarks

    September 19, 2016 - Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are relatively new patient care models that can operate with either public or private health payers. Initially, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the first accountable care organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Today, ACOs have grown in popularity and private, commercial payers are now investing in partnering...

  • 2 Benefits and 2 Disadvantages of the Affordable Care Act

    September 15, 2016 - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has had many critics as well as those who have praised the landmark healthcare legislation. While the Republican Party is looking to repeal the Affordable Care Act, others consider that a revision would be more apt. Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton is looking to expand the Affordable Care Act further to improve healthcare access....


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Medicare Advantage Premiums Drop 13% Due to Affordable Care Act

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a press release late last week that the average Medicare Advantage monthly premium will be 13 percent lower in 2017 than before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

How MACRA Solves Challenges of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will likely simplify and improve Medicare reimbursement processes due to the fact that it repeals the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The problems associated with...

Affordable Care Act Reduced Uninsurance Rate to 8.6% in 2016

The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the uninsurance rate during the first three months of 2016 has decreased to 8.6 percent, or 27.3 million Americans, thanks to the continued impact of the Affordable...

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Program Selects Anthem BCBS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado as a participant for their Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, according to a company press release. The Comprehensive...

New England, Great Lakes Perform Best at HEDIS Quality Measures

More than 90 percent of commercial health insurance companies throughout the country adhere to HEDIS quality measures in order to show consumers and surveillance agencies their overall performance with regard to prevention, treatment, and patient...

Health Insurance Acquisitions Impede Competition in 24 States

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced today in a press release the results of a new study show that the health insurance acquisitions between Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana would obstruct competition in the health insurance market throughout...

Is Primary Care the Solution to Value-Based Care Challenges?

Transitioning to value-based care reimbursement and managing accountable care organizations (ACOs) comes fraught with specific challenges. Both reports from healthcare organizations and interviews with experts who’ve implemented ACOs tend...

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