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ICD-10 survey finds delay may have been 'self-perpetuating'

By Joseph Conn  |  April 08, 2015

The healthcare industry is being haunted by past delays in its preparations for the planned conversion this fall to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.

Two ways to make ACOs work better

By Dr. Elliott Fisher, Judd Gregg and Dr. James Weinstein  |  March 28, 2015

New payment models adopted by Medicare and many health plans have clearly led to better care for patients. They also might be helping to slow the overall growth of healthcare spending.

Hopes run high for passing doc fix when Senate returns in April

By Paul Demko  |  March 28, 2015

The fix isn't in yet, but it's close. The Senate adjourned for its spring break Friday without taking action on legislation permanently repealing and replacing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate physician-payment formula.

Will new Medicare ACO model enable providers to truly manage care?

By Bob Herman and Melanie Evans  |  March 14, 2015

Medicare's new “Next Generation” accountable care organization program has raised hopes among many healthcare providers that the Obama administration is listening to them as it pushes ahead toward value-based payment models.

Medicare accountable care a 'learning effort': Burwell

By Melanie Evans  |  March 12, 2015

New York's Montefiore Medical Center, the most financially successful of Medicare's most sophisticated accountable care organizations, may bypass what HHS officials are calling the next generation of the evolving payment model.

Actuaries want rates revised if subsidies end

Actuaries want rates revised if subsidies end

By Bob Herman  |  February 28, 2015

Actuaries are pressing HHS to allow health insurers to revise their rates for 2016 coverage if the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies in federal exchanges.

White House: No quick fix if court kills health subsidies

By Associated Press  |  February 25, 2015

President Barack Obama's health secretary told Congress Tuesday that she has no administrative actions available to fix the "massive damage to our healthcare system" that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy healthcare coverage.

Some states extend deadlines for ACA sign-ups

By Associated Press  |  February 15, 2015

After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of the Affordable Care Act were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage. But extra time was being offered in some states.

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