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Evidence of savings in accountable care organizations, cancer care

Evidence of savings in accountable care organizations, cancer care | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Approximately 10 percent of Medicare spending is for cancer care, and Medicare spending is nearly four times higher for beneficiaries with cancer than in those without the disease.
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ACOs showing success with cancer care. Potential to align incentives that can support VBP approaches to cancer care

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Specialty drugs will account for 50% of all drug costs by 2018

Health insurers should use both medical and pharmacy data to forecast specialty drug costs, which are predicted to rise to 50% of commercially insured total drug costs by 2018, according to
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Delaware puts $150-per-month, per-drugcap on specialty-drug copays.  Insurers will rely on other interventions (e.g., PA, clinical review) to manage spending.

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Labor, Business Groups Step Up Efforts To Shape 'Fiscal Cliff' Debate Over Medicare, Medicaid And Social Security - Kaiser Health News

Some news outlets examine the impact of looming tax increases and spending cuts if a budget deal is not struck by the end of the year.
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Payers look to states for post-election reform progress - FierceHealthPayer

Payers look to states for post-election reform progress - FierceHealthPayer | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
With the presidential election behind us, payers should look to states to determine the details of many health reform provisions, particularly health insurance exchanges.
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Anesthesiologist-led 'surgical home' cuts costs, improves outcomes - FierceHealthcare

Anesthesiologist-led 'surgical home' cuts costs, improves outcomes - FierceHealthcare | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Developing a perioperative care surgical home promises to improve, quality, efficiency and cost savings.
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With Obama win, time is of the essence for payers - FierceHealthPayer

With Obama win, time is of the essence for payers - FierceHealthPayer | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Tuesday's presidential win will likely unleash a "torrent of rules that have been withheld until after the election," David Merrit, managing director of intelligence business firm Leavitt Partners told FierceHealthPayer.
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Is Bundled Payment an Idea Whose Time Has Come? | Managed Care Magazine Online

Is Bundled Payment an Idea Whose Time Has Come? | Managed Care Magazine Online | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Are FCPA penalties a cost of doing emerging-markets business? - FiercePharma

Are FCPA penalties a cost of doing emerging-markets business? - FiercePharma | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Drugmakers know firsthand that the U.S. government has stepped up its anti-bribery enforcement.
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No Matter Who's in the White House: Three Trends That Will Transform Healthcare - Forbes

No Matter Who's in the White House: Three Trends That Will Transform Healthcare - Forbes | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
At the turn of the last century, New York City officials had a real mess on their hands: specifically, 2.5 million pounds of horse manure dropped daily in the streets and warnings that within 50 years, the city would be buried nine feet under.
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Obama questions legal reasoning of upheld reform law - FierceHealthcare

Obama questions legal reasoning of upheld reform law - FierceHealthcare | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
President Obama said he agrees with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the healthcare law but not the legal reasoning behind it, the president told Rolling Stone.
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U.S. to Sponsor Health Insurance Plans Nationwide

U.S. to Sponsor Health Insurance Plans Nationwide | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Obama administration will soon take on a new role as the sponsor of at least two nationwide health insurance plans that will be offered to consumers in every state.
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As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Medicare And Medicaid Face Uncertain Budget Futures : NPR

As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Medicare And Medicaid Face Uncertain Budget Futures : NPR | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
With January's fiscal cliff on the horizon, Medicare and Medicaid face some serious budget woes. Two studies and a lawsuit could shape their fate.
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Long-Term Care: A Forgotten Issue in the Presidential Campaign - Forbes

With the presidential election in less than two weeks, consumers, advocates, and providers should pay attention to what Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would do about long-term supports and services for the frail elderly and younger people with...
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Specialty drugs will account for 50% of all drug costs by 2018

Health insurers should use both medical and pharmacy data to forecast specialty drug costs, which are predicted to rise to 50% of commercially insured total drug costs by 2018, according to
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Specialty drugs will account for 50% of all drug costs by 2018. The rise in use combined with the high cost of these drugs will become an increasing strain on healthcare budgets over the next 5 years

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The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Hospitals and Manufacturers

The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Hospitals and Manufacturers | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
In our last blog entry, we identified the top reasons some states have decided not to move forward with expanding their Medicaid programs in 2014 (“State Decisions on Medicaid Expansion Still Unfol...
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Our newest blog entry for our blog "Access Insights"!

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How Obamacare's Victory Makes it Easier to Raise Medicare's Retirement Age - Forbes

How Obamacare's Victory Makes it Easier to Raise Medicare's Retirement Age - Forbes | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
With the election over, Washington types have quickly shifted their focus onto the so-called “fiscal cliff”—the blizzard of tax hikes and spending cuts that are set to go into law if Congress doesn’t act to change them.
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U.S. Extends Deadline on Health Coverage for States

U.S. Extends Deadline on Health Coverage for States | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Obama administration announced Friday that it would extend the deadline for states to submit their plans for health insurance exchanges.
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Employers Expected To Keep Some Of Health Law's Popular Provisions, Even If Obama Loses - Kaiser Health News

Employers Expected To Keep Some Of Health Law's Popular Provisions, Even If Obama Loses - Kaiser Health News | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Decrease In Colorectal Cancer Rates May Be Due To Increased Use Of Colonoscopy Screening

Decrease In Colorectal Cancer Rates May Be Due To Increased Use Of Colonoscopy Screening | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Use of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening could explain a significant decrease in the cancer's incidence over the past decade, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford Un...
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Are FCPA penalties a cost of doing emerging-markets business? - FiercePharma

Are FCPA penalties a cost of doing emerging-markets business? - FiercePharma | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Drugmakers know firsthand that the U.S. government has stepped up its anti-bribery enforcement.
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Those Who Like The Health Law And Those Who Understand The Health Law – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Those Who Like The Health Law And Those Who Understand The Health Law – Capsules - The KHN Blog | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Palliative care cuts costs as much as 67% - FierceHealthcare

Palliative care cuts costs as much as 67% - FierceHealthcare | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Kaiser Permanente's home-based palliative care program not only increased patient satisfaction but also reduced emergency department visits, inpatient admissions and costs, according to a new report. ...
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Pricey New Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost : NPR

Pricey New Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost : NPR | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Proton therapy can be targeted much more precisely than regular radiation. The hope is that it translates into far fewer side effects, such as impotence and incontinence. But it also costs twice as much as regular radiation.
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Will health reform survive the election? - FierceHealthcare

Will health reform survive the election? - FierceHealthcare | News on Healthcare | Scoop.it
The survival of healthcare reform hinges on the election for president, only weeks away--and perhaps more importantly, if Republicans or Democrats will take the congressional seats.
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