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Incoming HFMA Chair Calls on Finance Leaders to ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ to Improve Care Delivery and Accessibility Today

HFMA’s 2018-19 Chair, Kevin Brennan, CPAs, calls upon healthcare finance leaders to imagine a future in which innovation promotes improved access to health care that is both more reliable and more affordable.

HFMA May 30, 2018

How Medicare ACOs May Respond to Spiking Risk

May 29—Accountable care organization (ACO) leaders are girding for changes to the Medicare ACO program that may require the vast majority in upside-only models to take on downside risk.

Rich Daly May 30, 2018

Areas of Healthcare Policy Agreement Would Target Hospitals

May 25—Emerging areas of bipartisan health policy agreement include hospital-targeted policies, according to policy experts.

Rich Daly May 29, 2018

May 28-June 1: Senate to Focus on Opioid Impacts in Medicare, Medicaid

May 24—The primary Senate committee overseeing Medicare and Medicaid will begin its look at the opioid crisis next week amid a quickly advancing body of bills targeting the issue.

Rich Daly May 25, 2018

Hospitals Worry Rule Could Lead to Medicaid Rate Cuts

May 23—Proposed changes to federal Medicaid rules could hit hospitals’ bottom lines, advocates warned.

Rich Daly May 24, 2018

Healthcare Workforce Shortage Worsening: Senators

May 22—Senators said this week that they are convinced a healthcare workforce shortage is worsening and federal action is needed to address it.

Rich Daly May 23, 2018

How MA Plans Are Changing VBID Approaches

May 18—Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are evolving their approaches in the expanding Medicare pilot for value-based insurance design (VBID).

Rich Daly May 21, 2018

May 21-25: Healthcare Employment Challenges Get Congressional Focus

May 17—Congress is set to examine hiring challenges in the healthcare industry next week, as the sector hits an all-time high share of total U.S. employment.

Rich Daly May 17, 2018

A Look at Two Blues’ Distinct Approaches to Changing the Healthcare Model

May 16—Two dominant not-for-profit health plans—both Blue Cross insurers—are moving aggressively in very different directions.

Rich Daly May 17, 2018

340B Targeted in Trump Administration Drug Push

May 15—Hospital advocates and others raised concerns about impacts of the Trump administration’s recently announced initiative to address rapidly rising drug prices in part through policy changes to an existing drug discount program.

Rich Daly May 15, 2018
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