Managed Care Minute: March 28, 2015

A one-minute look at managed care news during the week of March 23, 2015, including the 5-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and another step toward value-based payments.

This week was the 5-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, and HHS announced that uncompensated hospital care costs were reduced $7.4 billion in 2014, mostly due to Medicaid coverage expansion.

Plus, the HHS held the inaugural meeting of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a public-private partnership to discuss efforts to move healthcare toward a system that pays based on quality rather than quantity.

To learn more about the shift to value-based payments, join The American Journal of Managed Care in San Diego for the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, April 30 and May 1. To see the agenda and to register visit