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Consumer Alerts for ACA Enrollment: Watch Out for Half Truths and Scams

False Notices:  Some health plans in Washington State are sending letters to their current individual policy subscribers to tell them their current plan will end and they will be transferred to another one at the end of the year.  Some … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press: Cost of Hospital Errors; DC Brinksmanship on ACA; New Online Coverage Options; Better Patient Safety with Improved Hospital Discharge; Coverage for ‘Alternative’ Providers; Now Is Not the Time to Cut Back on Fraud; And More!

Hot off the Press:  Leapfrog Group’s Calculator to Uncover Costs of Hospital Errors and Readmissions The Leapfrog group has developed a white paper and a calculator that uncover the hidden surcharge Americans pay for hospital errors. “We examine the costs purchasers … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Challenge to Catholic Hospital Mergers in Washington State, Medicare Solvency and More

Challenge of Catholic Hospital Systems and affiliations/purchase of publicly funded hospitals in Washington State. The ACLU and 10 Women’s Organizations sent a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee on May 31st, requesting a moratorium on any additional purchases/alliances of Catholic … Continue reading

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Calculate your new insurance costs, WA State Hospital CEO Compensation report due, Patient safety concerns, and more

Also in this issue:  Medicaid Expansion Problems, New Lawsuit against the ACA and Questions if medical device products coming to market too fast.   Calculate your new insurance costs Find out what your insurance will cost using the calculator from … Continue reading

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A Lot Happened This Week from Fraud Rewards to Congress Trying to Exempt Itself from ACA and 29 states get F in price transparency

In  This Issue:  Disparities in Health Month;  $39 Billion Misdiagnosis Costs;  Fraud Crackdown–$4.2 billion recovered in one year;  Why Health Care Costs are Slowing;  Congress trying to avoid ACA coverage; and states moving part-time workers to Federal Exchange–even here in … Continue reading

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Health Care Technology Part I. Information Technology, Medical Devices and Venture Capital

In this issue:  Technology Part I. Health Care Technology, Costs,  Treatment Implications;  Disruptive technologies, and Cost benefit;  Other new stories:  Cancer Care Centers limiting Medicare Patients; Medicaid expansion alternatives; Medicare Buy-in; Hot Charts on Comparative Health Care Costs;  Promise of … Continue reading

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Health Exchange Financial Sustainability Reports to Monsanto, Fraud and Our Upcoming Technology Series

In this issue:  Wsahington and Colorado Health Exchanges File Sustainability Reports, Protections Against GMO Lawsuits, Fraud of the Week, Good News(?) of the Week and Our Upcoming Technology Series Washington State Health Benefit Exchange files Sustainability Report with the State The … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Booth Gardner, Governor, Washington State: 1985-1993

In this issue:  In Memoriam; O’ConnorReport Editorial Board Forming;  News from around the web from Oregon Medical Malpractice Revisions to Indian Health Service and  Fraud of the week:  Hospice of Arizona. Booth Gardner We have lost a man with a … Continue reading

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The Cost of Fraud, Physician Payment Reform and In the Works

Technical e-mail return error with this issue:  In the process of moving materials to this new site, we had an error with the distribution.  It was sent mistakenly with a “justhost” e-mail address.  Any replies to this will not come … Continue reading

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