A Surprise Benefactor of Reform; Cleveland Clinic Moves to Bundle Hip, Knee and Spine Surgeries; Oregon’s Bold Medicaid Experiment; CMS Re-visits Facility Fees and IBM Shifts Retiree Medicare Coverage

Guess who is making money on health care reform?  It is not who you think.

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20130909/NEWS/309099967/reform-update-real-estate-investors-seeing-benefits-of-reform?AllowView=VW8xUmo5Q21TcWJOb1gzb0tNN3RLZ0h0MWg5SVgra3NZRzROR3l0WWRMWGJYZjBJRWxiNUtpQzMyWmVpNTNVWUpicW1iUVU2d1V3TDd5S0NIUFl3bHk3WnROUzVYcEt3Ukw4YkhxMU8xYWoxZXJMLzVNNUJKdFdUL0VKakJlczJqbXdIc2ZrMFREMzAxa0pJNGhDakRwWT0=

The Cleveland Clinic’s new push to win business directly from the largest employers for hip, spine and knee surgeries, using a bundled payment approach as they do with cardiac care.

Oregon’s Bold Experiment in Medicaid and Medical Homes

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20130907/MAGAZINE/309079891/1138?AllowView=VW8xUmo5Q21TcWJOb1gzb0tNN3RLZ0h0MWg5SVgra3NZRzROR3l0WWRMWGJYZjBHRWxYOU9qTENvK25lK0g4UkpieW1lMDltbGd4SXN6elA=

CMS is re-thinking the facility fee

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20130907/MAGAZINE/309079978?AllowView=VW8xUmo5Q21TcWJOb1gzb0tNN3RLZ0h0MWg5SVgra3NZRzROR3l0WWRMWGJYZjBHRWxYOU9qTENvK25lK0g4UkpieW1lMDVvbnc9PQ==

Here’s What’s Behind IBM’s Move to Change Retiree Medicare Coverage.  Not necessarily what people think:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-09/big-blue-punts-its-retirees-to-medicare.html

 

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