What do you believe is the top healthcare business or policy story for 2011?
All eyes on fate of the Accountable Care Act
Court battle over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: (43.2%)
CMS release of the final regulations implementing the accountable care organization program: (16.3%)
CMS release of the final regulations implementing Medicare's value-based purchasing system: (9.2%)
Passage of the debt-ceiling law and the impact of the “supercommittee” on Medicare funding: (9.2%)
Passage of Vermont's single-payer bill: (4.8%)
Stock market fluctuations and their financial impact on healthcare providers and executives: (4.8%)
Data security breaches and HIPAA privacy enforcement: (4.1%)
CMS release of the final regulations requiring disclosure of insurance premium increases: (2.4%)
For-profit hospital chain acquisitions of Roman Catholic hospitals: (2%)
Highmark's proposed acquisition of West Penn Allegheny Health System: (0.3%)
Total respondents: 296
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