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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      September 14, 2017
  Think you know everything about health care?
You better know about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of physicians and hospitals who are responsible for the total cost of care for their patients. Learn how ACOs coordinate care to improve quality, enhance patient experience, and reduce costs.

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  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
  63 counties will have no insurer participating in ACA exchanges
Becker's Hospital Review, September 14, 2017
Healthcare Coverage, Access Disparities Remain Even After ACA
HealthPayer Intelligence, September 14, 2017
Providers Find Success in CMS' Multi-Payer Model
Modern Healthcare, September 13, 2017
How single payer helps Republicans change the subject
Axios, September 13, 2017
U.S. Senate Hears More Support for CSR Payments and Flexibility for States
The ACA Times, September 13, 2017
Providers at odds over CMS joint replacement proposal
Modern Healthcare, September 12, 2017
Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low Of 8.8%
Kaiser Health News, September 12, 2017
AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right
Medscape, September 12, 2017
Hospital spending reaches historic number as healthcare hiring slows
Becker's Hospital Review, September 11, 2017
  The Use of Real-World Evidence in Health Care Decision-Making
Morning Consult, September 13, 2017

The Sickness Of American Healthcare
Mint Press News, September 11, 2017
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Trumpcare: Is it the Right Treatment for what Ails the American Health Care System?   Trumpcare: Is it the Right Treatment for what Ails the American Health Care System?

All healthcare systems must strike a delicate balance between cost, quality and access. Though Obamacare focused largely on increasing access to coverage and spreading the cost of illness across the entire population, Trumpcare tips the balance largely in favor of reducing federal spending, at the risk of destabilizing insurance markets and increasing costs for older and sicker individuals.

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  Sage Growth Partners: 6 Trends That Should be Monitored by Federally Qualified Health Centers
1. Competition for FQHCs is growing
2. Financial growth can still be a struggle
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Source: Fierce Healthcare
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