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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      March 9, 2017

•	DST WP: Consolidating Data to Create a Foundation of Analytics for Revenue and Quality Management

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  "We have seen historic gains, we are at a historic low of the uninsured rate in our country, and we need to make sure that we continue to see those gains and allow ready access [and] essential benefits." 

-Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, Exec. VP & CEO, American College of Physicians
  According to a recent Physicians Practice survey. 46.4% of healthcare providers and leaders are unsure how the shift away from fee-for-service payments will impact their revenue cycles. 12.5% said that the value-based purchasing would positively impact their healthcare revenue cycles. 29.4% stated that it would negatively affect their bottom lines. 35% of providers and leaders expect only 1% to 10% of their 2017 revenue to come from non-fee-for-service contracts. The second most popular response was no revenue from value-based purchasing contracts with 25.7%.

Source: UBM Medica, March, 2017
Millennials Have A High-Degree of Trust When It Comes to Healthcare
HIT Consultant, March 8, 2017

  Trump, Dems Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices
Kaiser Health News, March 9, 2017

Doctors, hospitals and insurers oppose Republican health plan
Washington Post, March 8, 2017
Health bill highlights divide between governors, House GOP
The Washington Post, March 8, 2017
The GOP's turn to answer the question: Can I keep my doctor?
Stat News, March 8, 2017

GOP health care bill compared with Obama-era law
The Washington Post, March 8, 2017

Ryan guarantees health bill will pass the House
The Hill, March 7, 2017

Healthcare bill faces steep climb in Senate
The Hill, March 7, 2017

Hospitals could bear the financial brunt of the American Health Care Act
Stat News, March 7, 2017
White House believes Medicare is a guarantee for seniors
The Hill, March 5, 2017
  An Important Insurer Says Paul Ryan's Health Care Plan Fails at Its Only Goal
The Slate Group, March 7, 2017
  GOP Wants to Give States More Medicaid Power, This Is What They May Do With It
Governing, March 6, 2017
  GOP Overhaul Would Keep Obamacare's 'Cadillac Tax,' But Delay It Until 2025
Kaiser Health News,, March 7, 2017
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  KHN: Five Ways The GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course From The ACA

1. Tax Credits To Help Buy Insurance
2. Medicaid
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Source: Kaiser Health News
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