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Affordable Care Act


January 26, 2017  11:46 AM

Major healthcare organizations urge Trump to continue push for value-based care

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump has already begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, by signing an

November 6, 2014  1:53 PM

BSR’s guiding principles define access to healthcare

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen
Affordable Care Act, health insurance, Healthcare, sustainable healthcare

NEW YORK -- The concept of access to healthcare in the U.S. is often a foregone conclusion, despite the millions of uninsured persons that led to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. But, in fact, access to healthcare on a global level is a much...


September 29, 2014  3:07 PM

White hat hackers test Healthcare.gov data security

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Affordable Care Act, health care data breach, health data security, healthcare.gov

Which do you want first on federal health insurance exchange sites initiated through the Affordable Care Act? The good news, or the bad news? It turns out that the feds employed white hat...


April 16, 2014  3:15 PM

Automated software not ready to reduce hospital readmissions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, Affordable Care Act, hospital readmission

Automated systems that predict hospital readmissions are in the works – but are not yet ready for deployment, according to several recent studies. Some systems show promise, as the U.S. healthcare system refines progressively more precise metrics to predict what causes readmissions. Authors of a...


October 22, 2013  11:25 AM

HHS shares plan to address insurance exchange site problems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchange, healthcare.gov

After weeks of confusion and a multitude of errors affecting user experience on the Healthcare.gov health insurance exchange website, the government has laid out a plan to address the most common bugs. Users have had issues both signing up for the site and logging in to their accounts once they've...


August 1, 2013  11:56 AM

ACO dropout rate concerning but it’s alpha testing healthcare’s future

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization, Affordable Care Act, Pioneer ACO Model, population health management

CMS announced that several Pioneer accountable care organizations (ACO) participants are changing their status to lower-risk, lower-reward plans, or even dropping out altogether. While many news outlets covered the story, the


November 8, 2012  2:14 PM

Insurers purchase HIE vendors to hedge against changing market

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ACO, Affordable Care Act, health insurance, HIE

The recent purchase of HIE vendor Certify Data Systems by insurance giant Humana raises some interesting questions about what kind of future health


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