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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      March 30, 2017

Emerging Healthcare Value-based Payment Models: The Role of Bundled Payments

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  "Finance is often the most important healthcare issue. … But what this demonstrates clearly is that when you focus on the right things for patients, you’re not only improving the delivery of care and meeting needs, you’re actually doing it in a more cost economical way." 

-James Merlino, M.D., President & CMO, Press Ganey’s Strategic Consulting Division
  Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an annual health survey conducted by states and CMS found that the full ACA reduced the uninsured rate by 44% while also reducing the number of people without a primary care doctor by 12%, those with foregone care because of cost by 28%, and those not having an annual checkup by 10%.

Source: The Slate Group
Health systems move from data collection to data integration
Becker's Hospital Review, March 23, 2017

  Ryan Suggests CSR Decision Lies with Trump Administration
Morning Consult, March 30, 2017

Senators Demand Answers About Possible Probe Of HHS Secretary Price
Kaiser Health News, March 29, 2017
Insurers Struggle to Plan for Future Amid Health Care Policy Vacuum
Morning Consult, March 28, 2017
Trump, Congress could help stabilize insurance markets with a few steps
Becker's Hospital Review, March 27, 2017
After GOP Bill’s Failure, Health-Law Lawsuit Takes Center Stage
Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2017
GOP Moderates Push Compromise After Death of Obamacare Repeal
Morning Consult, March 27, 2017
Inspector general reviewing HHS decision to halt ObamaCare ads
The Hill, March 24, 2017
Trump May Have Lost on Obamacare Yet Still Controls Its Fate
Bloomberg, March 24, 2017
  Making the Case for a Single-Payer System
RAC Monitor, March 29, 2017
  Newt Gingrich's advice to Republicans on health care: be bipartisan
My ArkLaMiss, March 29, 2017
  Nearly 75% of providers are not ready for MACRA or need help
HealthCare Dive,, March 29, 2017
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Health care reform indefinitely on hold   Health care reform indefinitely on hold

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care reform bill from the House floor Friday after it became clear it did not have the votes to pass. Moments after the decision, Trump told The Washington Post's Robert Costa that he is open to a bipartisan deal in the future.

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  Bill Wynne: 5 Takeaways From the Fall of the AHCA

1. Nothing Is Inevitable
2. Stakeholders Matter
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