An unprecedented, year-long collaborative effort involving policy experts from UC Berkeley, CEOs of major health insurers and health care delivery systems, and leaders from California’s public sector has produced a detailed roadmap that would transform the state’s health care system and improve care and outcomes while saving billions of dollars in the process.
In this very interesting article from CNN.com, Jacque Wilson goes further into detail on ways the average American can help save money when it comes to helath care costs.
The United States is facing a 16,000 shortage of primary care physicians, a current Senate report finds.
Obama’s assessment came a week after the health care law pushed by his administration faced skepticism from conservative justices during three days of oral arguments.
The Washington Post looks at the second anniversary of healthcare reform, and reports on its progress
The health-care industry was moving toward value-based payments even before health reform passed. But the Affordable Care Act has played an important role, economists say, by signalling that America’s biggest health-care spender — the federal government — is also headed in that direction.
The national program aims to mobilize nurses across the country and provide resources and effective ways they can be advocates for health care reform in their communities.
Healthcare reform act is spurring transition from medical fee-for-service models to “accountable care”
A.C.O.’s, as they are known, are collections of medical providers who band together under one business umbrella. The organization can include primary care doctors, specialists, social workers, pharmacists and nurses. The difference is in how these providers are paid: Instead of an insurance company or the government reimbursing each provider for each service provided to each patient, the A.C.O. is paid simply to care for a group of patients.
Yesterday, HealthPoint reported that the rules would soon be issued– hours later, they were.
Next phase of health care reform soon to be set: Obama administration will issue standards for health care exchanges
“We want states to be successful in establishing their own exchanges,” said Timothy B. Hill, a senior official at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. “We are doing everything we can to help states get ready. But we are not naive. There is a likelihood that some states won’t be ready.”
Senators voted 51-48 to set aside a measure proposed by Republican Roy Blunt that would have exempted employers like Catholic hospitals, universities and charities from an Obama healthcare provision that requires most employers to offer free insurance coverage for women’s contraceptives.