Will CMS Allow Limits on Medicaid Eligibility?

March 7—Federal officials this week approved the third Medicaid waiver that requires work or other steps by beneficiaries but put off a decision on the key question of limiting eligibility.

Rich Daly March 8, 2018

How One ACA Insurer Had Its Best Year in 2018

March 6—In a year when individual-market insurance enrollment dipped nationally, the dominant insurer in Florida had its largest enrollment yet.

Rich Daly March 7, 2018

Azar: Time to Move Value-Based Payment Beyond ACOs, Bundles

March 5—The new leader of healthcare policy for the federal government says it’s time to advance value-based payment efforts beyond accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payment initiatives.

Rich Daly March 6, 2018

340B Reporting Bill Draws Hospital Worry

March 5—Hospitals are concerned that new transparency legislation will leave the wrong impression about a federal discount drug program that’s come under fire from pharmaceutical companies.

Rich Daly March 5, 2018

March 5-9 Policy Watch: Consumerism, Individual Costs Garner More Attention

March 1—The increasing importance of consumerism and healthcare costs for the individual will dominate provider and health plan meetings across the country next week.

Rich Daly March 1, 2018

Should Hospitals Fear the Amazon-Berkshire-JP Morgan Entity?

Feb. 28—Although little is yet clear about the high-profile collaboration between three innovative companies, hospitals could see a range of impacts, industry watchers say.

Rich Daly March 1, 2018

CVS-Aetna Deal Targets Hospital Utilization for Savings

Feb. 27—Executives at CVS Health and Aetna told Congress this week that the merged entity they propose to create will look to garner savings from reduced hospital use.

Rich Daly February 28, 2018

‘Business as Usual’ in FTC Hospital Deal Enforcement, Former Official Says

Feb. 26—Despite an expected continuation of record hospital merger-and-acquisition deal volume, and warnings from the Trump administration, a former law enforcement leader said antitrust enforcement is not expected to change in 2018.

Rich Daly February 27, 2018

Governors Push Value-Based Pay Shift to Control Costs

Feb. 22—A bipartisan group of governors urged a range of steps by federal, state, and private payers to spur the shift to value-based payment and help control spiraling healthcare costs.

Rich Daly February 26, 2018

Feb. 22—Congress will take a look this week at one of the new breed of mergers that are shaking up the healthcare industry.

Feb. 22—Congress will take a look this week at one of the new breed of mergers that are shaking up the healthcare industry.

Rich Daly February 22, 2018
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