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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      October 5, 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.

Sponsored by NAACOS The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations
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  "If MA plans were to increase transparency that would give the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services the opportunity to examine them more closely and promote alignment, thus lessening the administrative burden associated with clinician participation in these plans," 

-Jack Ende, M.D., President, American College of Physicians
  Drawing on data from various recent surveys, AXIOS found that 31% of Americans ages 18-64 report they or a family member face problems paying their health care bills. The uninsured (41%) are more likely to have problems paying medical bills. 30% of the insured have problems with medical bills. 41% say they've taken an extra job to help pay for their health care. 59% report using up most of their savings. 70% of people with problems paying medical bills report cutting back on food, clothing and other basic necessities.

Source: AXIOS
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Senate Finance Committee quickly passes CHIP bill
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Medicaid Drug Pricing Rule May Inhibit Value-Based Contracts
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AARP criticizes Medicare measures in CHIP bill
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Medicare innovation can spur the next round of payment reform
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Beneficiary Segmentation, Spending by Healthcare Payer Type
HealthPayer Intelligence, October 3, 2017
The medical bill score: How the public judges health care
AXIOS, October 3, 2017
GOP gives ground in ObamaCare stabilization talks
The Hill, October 3, 2017
Snag In ACA Sign-Ups: Those Who Guide Consumers Are Hitting Roadblocks
Kaiser Health News, October 2, 2017
  Is Paid Family And Medical Leave Inevitable? Perhaps
Health Affairs Blog, October 3, 2017

Improving Healthcare Affordability in a Volatile Time
Strategy+Business, October 2, 2017
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Healthsprocket List 
  S+B: 4 Ways to Leverage MACRA in the Transition to Value-Based Care
1. Create a MACRA readiness tool kit.
2. Create a bank for value-based care.
3. Continue reading here

Source: Strategy+Business
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