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Vermont's all-payer ACO set to start in January

Vermont's all-payer ACO set to start in January

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 29, 2016

The program is modeled after a similar one from Maryland that covers only hospitals. The Vermont ACO will cover Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers, requiring those who participate to pay similar rates for all services.

Medicaid expansion a must for next president, but how?

Medicaid expansion a must for next president, but how?

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 29, 2016

Expansion of Medicaid in the 19 states that have not already done so should be a healthcare priority of the next president and Congress, a panel of healthcare policy experts told a breakfast audience Thursday of the Nashville Health Care Council.

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 12, 2016

Following the exodus of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna from insurance exchanges established by the ACA, President Barack Obama met Monday with the heads of some of the remaining payers to discuss the future of the federal insurance marketplace.

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

By Harris Meyer  |  September 01, 2016

California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July, under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature this week. It's widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it.

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

Thank you for the April 25 cover story “Breaking the system,” drawing attention to how state budget battles are preventing numerous citizens from accessing services that are integral to their health and well-being. We've noticed the same trend in instances where healthcare overlaps with...

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