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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 … Continue reading

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New Consumer Reports Ranks Hospitals on Safety; 2,225 Hospitals Fined for Readmissions; Behind the Scenes look at Quality, Outcomes and Physician Pay; and Now Drug and Medical Device Companies Must Report Financial Ties to Physicians and Hospitals

While the press focuses on exchanges and ACA enrollment and rates, much behind the scenes activities promise to transform health care.  Pricing and payment changes promise greater transparency, and now add to that transparency, the new move to shed light on … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: Kitzhaber Recognized; More Calls for Payment Reform Nationally and in WA state; Scamming Seniors and Costs of Medical Arms Race

Kitzhaber Named Most Influential Physician Executive by Modern Health Care for malpractice reform                                   Modern Health Care By Andis Robeznieks Posted: April 20, 2013 – 12:01 … Continue reading

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Trending Developments: Out of State Care for a Flat Fee: Boeing Contracts with Cleveland Clinic

In this issue, Boeing Contracts with Cleveland Clinic; Time Magazine has special report on health care; Genworth starts charging single women (vs. married couples or single men) higher premiums for long term care;  some states starting to rate health plans … Continue reading

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