From ACO Business News - Amid growing questions about the short- and long-term viability of the federal Medicare Pioneer initiative and Medicare Shared Savings Programs (MSSP) (ABN 10/14, p. 1), Sharp HealthCare stands out as a company that’s making accountable care work — but couldn’t make it work in the federal programs. Sharp’s results in Pioneer were good — excellent, in fact, says Alison Fleury, the provider’s vice president of business development. Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - Armed with experience from last year’s open-enrollment period — and a fresh round of funding from HHS — navigators and in-person assisters are going after the uninsured population that they were unable to reach or unable to motivate last year. But they face some daunting challenges. While the start of the open-enrollment period is just a couple weeks away, only 10% of the nation’s uninsured are aware of it, according… Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - During the first seven months of 2014, nearly half of people who bought health coverage through a public exchange had at least one prescription filled, according to an analysis of 80 million prescription claims conducted by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. Read more
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