Medicare ACOs Can Learn Lessons From Earlier Demo Project
The precursor to Medicare's large and growing accountable careprogram ran five years and ended the month after the Affordable Care Act became law. The results, summarized in a new report, have proved prescient and may inform policy changes the CMS is expected to issue soon.
New Head of Healthcare.gov Is Connecticut’s Counihan
Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut's health insurance marketplace, will be the new CEO of healthcare.gov, the website that 36 states use to sell Affordable Care Act insurance, the administration announced at noon today.
The State of Oregon Sues Oracle
The lawsuit, which was a long time coming, names top executives within Oracle, and claims damages as much as 240 million and penalties as high as $480 million for each allegation of wrongdoing.
ACA May Reduce Refunds
Millions helped by Obama health law may get hit with reduced tax refunds unless they act soon.
Michigan Blue's Quality Efforts Save Millions
Over a five-year period, five programs sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to improve the quality of certain medical and surgical procedures performed in Michigan hospitals, have produced $597 million in healthcare cost savings, and have lowered complication and mortality rates for thousands of patients.
Psoriasis May Increase Susceptibility to Cancer
The study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting evaluated some of the risk factors associated with the skin disease and it's treatment and the incidence of melanoma and lymphoma.
The New Old Age: Part D Gains May Be Eroding
In 2003, when President George W. Bush signed the major Medicare expansion that would establish prescription drug coverage, he called it “a promise, a solemn promise, to America’s seniors.”