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March 31, 2011

Today’s issue is brought to you by AIS’s Health Reform Week, the nation’s leading publication on the business implications of the massive changes for the health industry mandated by reform.

 
Today's Featured Story

CBO: Barring Health Reform Funding Would Increase Deficit, Delays
Reprinted from AIS’s Health Reform Week

Cutting off health reform funding during the rest of fiscal year 2011 would lead to delays in reform implementation and a long-term increase in the federal deficit, the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation concluded in a March 10 report .... Read Full Story

 

From the AIS Blogs

Are Outcomes-Based Contracts the Wave of the Future?

CIGNA Corp. announced recently that it has teamed up with EMD Serono, Inc. on an outcomes-based contract for the manufacturer’s multiple sclerosis drug Rebif. The focus of the agreement is on helping prevent relapses in people with MS who are taking Rebif ... Read more

 

Quote of the Day

Physicians and hospitals “have to understand they can’t keep fighting this, that it is [time to] change and partner together. That’s going to be the new ecosystem, understanding they’re going to have to do more with less. If they can figure out governance issues and their financial issues, how they pay each other, then it should work out.”

— Anne McCune, managing director at Ingenix Consulting, told AIS’s ACO Business News.

Click here to read the ACO BUSINESS NEWS article in which this quote appeared. (Free for ABN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).

 

Today's Datapoint

2.9 million …Medicaid recipients in Florida would be moved into managed care under a bill passed recently by a state House committee.

From MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS.

 

Today from Washington

People on the Move

CVS Caremark promoted Helena Foulkes to executive vice president and chief health care strategy and marketing officer. Foulkes was chief marketing executive of both its retail pharmacy and PBM....Aveta Inc. named Jon Rawlson vice president of government affairs. Rawlson was a senior advisor at Baker Hostetler.

 

Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Aegis Medical Systems, Inc.
Clinic Director / Program Manager
Roseville, Calif.

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