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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Reform Rodeo by on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
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1. Kaiser Health News reports on Republican efforts to allow states to tighten Medicaid eligibility rules. 2. Health Affairs writes about the important role that advanced practice registered nurses will play in the imminent ACO landscape. 3. iHealthBeat has a story on how researchers are preparing IBM’s Watson computer for medical applications. 4. Maggie Mahar […]

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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Reform Rodeo by on May 12, 2011 0 Comments
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1. Becker’s Hospital Review describes how the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health System, and Intermountain Health, are hesitant to join ACOs, at least as ACOs are implemented under the new regulations. 2. The Health Care Blog has a story on how Google Health appears to be in a deep freeze in terms of […]

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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Reform Rodeo by on April 27, 2011 0 Comments
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1. The NYT reports on how Florida is retooling their Medicaid system by, among other things, channeling some Medicaid patients into for-profit HMOs. 2. ihealthbeat.org reports on the role of patient-driven PatientsLikeMe.com in creating the first clinical trial from social network data. 3. Health Data Management reports on J&J’s acquisition of device maker Synthes for […]

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It’s Not the ‘Shared Savings’, Stupid: Why ACOs Under the Proposed Rule Will Change Medicine As We Know It

It’s Not the ‘Shared Savings’, Stupid: Why ACOs Under the Proposed Rule Will Change Medicine As We Know It
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CMS got the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) proposed rule largely right, but not because of the actual “shared savings” that the ACO model is commonly associated with. Rather, the MSSP will usher in a shift from the practice of medicine as primarily an art, to the practice of medicine as primarily a science. The […]

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Summary of CMS Proposed Rule on Accountable Care Organizations

Filed in Accountable Care Organizations by on April 4, 2011 4 Comments
Summary of CMS Proposed Rule on Accountable Care Organizations
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CMS recently released the proposed rule that will regulate PPACA’s Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The MSSP relies on the accountable care organization (ACO) model in order to generate and distribute savings. HealthReformWatch.com has discussed the general framework for ACOs before. Clocking in at nearly 500 hundred pages, the proposed rule helps to flesh out […]

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