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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      September 7, 2017

Value Based Rx Contracting Tactics and Techniques

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  "If you want to reshape your state health insurance market, youíve got to be able to grab onto the employer market or Medicare, and you canít [using waiver procedure]" 

-Nicholas Bagley, Health Law Professor, University of Michigan
  A recent survey by Integra Connect of 800 U.S. specialty physicians found that 100% of respondents do not yet fully understand MACRA's impact on their practices. 71% of respondents said, "I am learning but have a way to go." 56% of respondents seek to deliver cost savings under MACRA through practice transformation. 24% of respondents said they are unprepared and 40% said they are take a "do-it-yourself" approach.

Source: Integra Connect
  Lawmakers Debate How Much Wiggle Room To Give States In Health Care
Kaiser Health News, September 7, 2017
Growing providers skirt antitrust scrutiny with small physician acquisitions
Modern Healthcare, September 6, 2017
Concentrated insurer markets lead to lower hospital, physician prices
Healthcare Dive, September 6, 2017
Hospitals on doctor-buying spree raise legal questions
Healthcare Finance News, September 6, 2017
Health Officials You Haven't Heard Of: Insurance Commissioners
Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2017
Insurance official to Congress: ObamaCare not collapsing
The Hill, September 6, 2017
HHS to Spend $10M on Affordable Care Act Navigator Program
HealthPayer Intelligence, September 5, 2017
Chastened Lawmakers Aim For Small, Bipartisan Health Care Victories
NPR, September 5, 2017
Q2 organic growth continues despite healthcare burdens
Employee Benefit Adviser, September 5, 2017
  Calendarís Turn Brings New Congressional Approach To Health Reform
Health Affairs Blog, September 6, 2017

If prices are hidden, consumers canít take responsibility for health care costs
Stat News, September 5, 2017
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  PPP: Poll on the Public's Current Position on Healthcare

1. 25% of voters support the recent health care bill proposed by congress
2. 57% who disapprove of the recent health care bill proposed by congress
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Source: ACA Times
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