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Reform Update: Medical-home adoption growing; evidence of effectiveness still elusive
By Andis Robeznieks | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Primary care is a foundation of healthcare reform efforts, and patient-centered medical homes are one of the delivery system innovations encouraged by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But recent studies present a mixed picture of the effectiveness of medical homes in improving...
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Premera Blue Cross adds Seattle Children's to settle dispute
By Paul Demko | August 18, 2014
Premera Blue Cross will add Seattle Children's hospital to its provider network for plans sold on Washington state's insurance exchange, ending a long-running dispute over network adequacy.
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Soon-Shiong to head cancer care at Providence
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, 62, will be global director for cancer services and bioinformatics at Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash.
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Billionaire doc Soon-Shiong's next goal: redefine cancer care
By Bob Herman | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is one of the most well-known surgeons in healthcare. He's worth billions of dollars, thanks to several medical and pharmaceutical breakthroughs. He's also a minority owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. So why has he decided to take a job with Renton, Wash.-based...
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Ascension forms senior-care unit to integrate post-acute-care services
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
To strengthen its footprint in the post-acute-care sector, Ascension Health has formed a senior-care division to integrate its extensive post-acute-care services and establish more uniform care standards.
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Four New Hampshire hospitals partner to address population health
By Bob Herman | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Four critical-access hospitals in the upper third of New Hampshire have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to collaborate in the care of a population that is among the sickest and poorest in the state.
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Few dual-eligibles opt for coordinated care
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Low-income and disabled Americans who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their coverage and care.
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Information
Changes in the works for Medicaid managed care in Louisiana
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Louisiana's health department intends to rework how it pays the private managed-care networks that provide health services to two-thirds of the state's Medicaid patients, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told lawmakers Friday.
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Data collection could stump next phase of predictive analytics
By Melanie Evans | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Advocate Health Care's push to employ predictive modeling across its broad population base is an early test of the latest front in healthcare's march to using big data to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce costs.
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Latest Oregon data show gains in cutting Medicaid costs
By Andis Robeznieks | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Supporters of Medicaid expansion now have an Oregon report they can quote to counter a previous Oregon report opponents have cited repeatedly in their anti-expansion arguments.
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