Several of the nation's largest health systems and insurers are joining together in a new task force with the goal of shifting 75% of their business to contracts with incentives for quality and lower-cost healthcare.
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Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee have withdrawn support from legislation that would loosen regulatory requirements on a broad range of new healthcare technologies, sources close to the legislative discussions say.
Huron Consulting Group's $325 million acquisition of the Studer Group will allow the larger firm to capture more of the small to midsize healthcare market, including the fast-growing physician practice space, executives said.
Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and HHS have reached an agreement on the state's Medicaid expansion proposal submitted in July, according to CMS spokesman Aaron Albright. As many as 350,000 people could gain coverage as a result.
With a massive snowstorm set to hit the East Coast, New York and Boston healthcare providers were asking staff to stay at facilities overnight, stockpiling supplies, postponing elective surgeries and asking pregnant patients to come in early to be at hospitals when the worst of the storm hits.
The Obama administration wants 30% of payments for traditional Medicare benefits to be tied to alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations by the end of 2016. The administration also has set a goal of hitting 50% by the end of 2018.