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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      January 12, 2017

Data, Policy, Issues, Trends and More

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  The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions 2016 Survey of US Physicians shows, 9% of doctors employed by hospitals or health systems are familiar with MACRA. 21% of self-employed physicians are knowledgeable of MACRA. 50% of the 523 surveyed physicians said they haven't heard of the legislation. 32% of physicians surveyed said they had heard about MACRA, but did not know it's requirements.

Source: Deloitte, January, 2017
  MACRA Incentives Likely to Increase Physician Health IT Use
EHR Intelligence, January 12, 2017

In healthcare price negotiation, insurer size matters
Fierce Healthcare, January 10, 2017
  Change is coming, and healthcare execs don't necessarily think it's bad
Healthcare Finance News, January 12, 2017

Senate takes first step toward repealing ObamaCare
The Hill, January 12, 2017

Trump calls for 'new bidding procedures' with drug companies
The Hill, January 11, 2017

CMS Releases MSSP Track 1+ Model Risk Structures, Eligibility
RevCycle Intelligence, January 11, 2017

Key Steps for Payers to Improve Population Health Management
HealthPayer Intelligence, January 10, 2017

Medical Organizations Advise Changes for Quality Payment Program
HealthPayer Intelligence, January 9, 2017

Why Healthcare Bundled Payment Models May Expand in 2017
HealthPayer Intelligence, January 9, 2017

New study explores impact of ACA on disparities in cancer screening
News Medical, January 9, 2017
  ACA Round-Up: Enrollment Report, Repeal Efforts, And More
Health Affairs Blog, January 11, 2016
  Trump Says ACA Repeal and Replace Could Come Within Same Hour
Morning Consult,, January 11, 2017
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  HIT Consultant: Healthcare Trends of 2017, 7 Takeaways

2. Future of ACA
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Source: HIT Consultant, January, 2017
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