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  1. MACRA: Who will win; who will lose?

    We expect to see ongoing shifts with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's Quality Payment Program as feedback is received from stakeholders regarding implications. Regardless of these shifts, MACRA continues to drive changes in how care is delivered, improve patient health and increase care efficiency over time. QPP policy changes and newly proposed adjustments continue to restructure how eligible clinicians are paid under Medicare. These changes can pose both threats and opportunities to future payer and provider revenue.  By Staff -
  2. Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder: Senate healthcare bill would hurt hospitals, patients

    Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate on June 22 unveiled their much anticipated bill to revamp the ACA, which included many of the elements contained in the health bill passed last month by the House of Representatives.  By Chris Van Gorder, President and CEO, Scripps Health -
  3. 220+ telehealth companies | 2017

      Telehealth is playing a bigger role in healthcare delivery today, broadening access to specialty care across the country, easing home health monitoring and simplifying chronic disease management.  By Staff -

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  1. TeleTracking, Epic top patient flow vendors, survey finds

    Executives ranked TeleTracking the No. 1 patient flow vendor, according to a KLAS Research report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 6 healthcare groups respond to CMS' proposed MACRA rule — EHRs, telehealth & more

    CMS recently proposed changes for the 2018 performance year of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's Quality Payment Program.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. FTC challenges Sanford Health's acquisition of North Dakota clinic: 8 things to know

    The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota's Office of the Attorney General jointly filed a complaint Thursday to block Sanford Health's proposed acquisition of a 61-physician clinic in Bismarck, N.D.  By Molly Gamble -
  4. S&P 500 healthcare sector hits record high on Senate healthcare bill

    Hospital and insurer stocks recorded sharp gains on Thursday after Senate Republicans released the discussion draft of their long-awaited healthcare bill, according to Reuters.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Centegra to end acute inpatient care at Illinois hospital as losses mount

    Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Centegra Health System plans to cease acute inpatient care at its 108-bed hospital in Woodstock, Ill., in an attempt to cut costs and improve care at its two other hospitals, according to the Northwest Herald.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle compliance issues under the ACA and implement new payment models to transition away from fee-for-service medicine, many institutions are looking to strengthen their financial management arms.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 organizations react to Senate GOP healthcare bill

    Senate Republicans revealed a discussion draft of their bill to repeal and replace the ACA Thursday.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong faces lawsuit over pharmaceutical company acquisition

    Los Angeles billionaire and biotech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, was sued by two Washington, D.C., lawyers over the acquisition of Altor Bioscience Corp., a Miramar, Fla.-based pharmaceutical and immunotherapy company, reports Law360.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce to serve as president of 2 IU Health hospitals: 3 points

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health appointed Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, president of IU Health Methodist Hospital and IU Health University Hospital, both located in Indianapolis, according to an Inside Indiana Business report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Anthem leaves 2 ACA exchanges, Evergreen Health completes shift to for-profit & more — 12 payer key notes

    The following payers made headlines this week, beginning with the most recent.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 2k North Carolina physicians team up with Aetna

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Community Care Physician Network and Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna collaborated for rural healthcare initiatives in North Carolina for Medicare Advantage policyholders.   By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Cigna CEO: 2017 growth could involve Medicare Advantage deals

    David Cordani, CEO of Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna, said the payer has between $7 billion and $14 billion in capital to use for mergers and acquisitions this year, according to Reuters.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Senate GOP reveals healthcare bill: 8 things to know

    Senate Republicans revealed the discussion draft Thursday morning of their long-awaited healthcare bill, dubbed the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017."   By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Municipal hospital bonds see gains as ACA repeal lags

    As Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the ACA continue, tax-exempt hospital debt is seeing growth in the municipal bond market, according to Bloomberg.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. HITRUST CEO to Senate: HHS' cybersecurity center duplicates private industry's role

    Daniel Nutkis, founder and CEO of the Health Information Trust Alliance, told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs the roles outlined for HHS' s healthcare-specific cybersecurity communication center too closely parallel those of existing Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations.  By Julie Spitzer -
  8. Day Kimball Healthcare names Anne Diamond CEO

    Putnam, Conn.-based Day Kimball Healthcare hired Anne Diamond to serve as president and CEO, effective in late August. She succeeds Bob Smanik, who resigned in November 2016.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. South Korean firm reportedly pays 'record amount' after $1M ransomware demand

    Nayana, a South Korean web hosting company, reportedly paid $1 million in bitcoin after being hit with a ransomware demand, according to BBC.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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