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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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Better coordinated care sought for severely ill children on Medicaid
By Paul Demko | June 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A proposal to better coordinate care for kids with severe illnesses who are enrolled in Medicaid was introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of U.S. House members.
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Former ONC chief Mostashari heads ACO startup
By Darius Tahir | June 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, is starting a new firm, Aledade, to help independent primary-care physicians form accountable care organizations. The startup has $4.5 million in seed funding from venture capital firm...
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Limits on sharing substance-abuse patients' records under debate
By Joseph Conn | June 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Whether patients of federally funded drug and alcohol abuse programs should continue to enjoy some of the most stringent privacy protections in all of U.S. healthcare was the subject of a daylong “listening session” conducted Wednesday in Rockville, Md., by the Substance Abuse and...
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Access to students' online health info a boon to school nurses
By Kaiser Health News via PBS Newshour | June 11, 2014
As schools and healthcare systems seek to ensure that children coping with chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma get comprehensive, coordinated care, the schools and systems are forming partnerships to better integrate their services. In these projects, some funded by the Affordable Care...
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Not-for-profit insurance collaboration in N.Y. could be blueprint, experts say
By Andis Robeznieks | May 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A collaboration between two noncompeting not-for-profit health plans in New York could serve as a model for similar companies seeking to survive in increasingly competitive medium-sized markets, those familiar with the deal said.
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Clashing visions on medical care practice prove to be hurdle
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Clashing visions of how physicians should practice medicine in the 21st century bubble beneath the surface of nearly every controversial issue in delivery system reform.
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Kindred makes unsolicited $1.6 billion bid to buy Gentiva
By John N. Frank | May 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Post-acute care provider Kindred Healthcare has launched a hostile takeover attempt of Gentiva Health Services in a deal with a total value of roughly $1.6 billion.
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