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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      November 1, 2018
Ninth Annual Accountable Care Web Summit
  Sponsor Message
  "Iíve been in this field almost 50 years, and Iíve never seen a local government regulating hospital prices. Of course, you could cut rates too much and harm hospitals financially. But if done with intelligence, you could accomplish some price reduction without harming quality.Ē  
-Paul Ginsburg, Director of Public Policy at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California
In 2017, 34% of U.S. health care payments, representing approximately 226.3 million Americans and 77% of the covered population, flowed through Categories 3&4 models. In each market, Categories 3&4 payments accounted for: Commercial (28.3%); Medicare Advantage (49.5%); Medicare FFS (38.3%); and Medicaid (25%).

Source: Health Care Payment Learning Action Network
  Pfizer CEO: 'Business as normal' on drug prices next year
The Hill, October 30, 2018

ObamaCare enrollment unlikely to increase in 2019
The Hill, October 30, 2018

Blue Cross wants to reward hospitals ó for keeping patients out of hospitals
Boston Globe, October 29, 2018

Lucrative Drug Trials Prompt Regional Hospitals to Join Forces
Bloomberg, October 29, 2018

New Drug Pricing Model Could Save Medicare Part B $17.2 Billion
HealthPayer Intelligence, October 29, 2018

Health-Care Companies Pour $46.7 Million Into Midterm Vote
Bloomberg, October 29, 2018

Booming Economy Helps Flatten Medicaid Enrollment And Limit Costs
Kaiser Health News, October 25, 2018

Medicare Advantage Plans Proliferate in 2019, Raising Competition
HealthPayer Intelligence, October 22, 2018

Marketplace Subsidies May Be Option In 2020 For Plans That Skirt Obamacare
Kaiser Health News, October 22, 2018

AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending
AP via ABC News, October 22, 2018

  In California, Novel Initiatives Test Citiesí Power To Tame Health Costs
Kaiser Health News, October 29, 2018

A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing
The New York Times, October 29, 2018

Why Trumpís Medicare Plan Wonít Cut Prices Anytime Soon
The Fiscal Times, October 26, 2018

How Repeal of the Individual Mandate is Affecting 2019 Premiums
Kaiser Family Foundation, October 26, 2018

Understanding how price growth affected areas differently across the country
Health Care Cost Institute, October 24, 2018

A Billionaire Pledges to Fight High Drug Prices, and the Industry Is Rattled
Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2018
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  Personalizing Health Care: Takeaways from Cambiaís HealthChangers Podcast

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