Health Reform

From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Patient-centered medical homes and other forms of enhanced primary care can help control health care spending while improving quality of care — if the U.S. reforms how it pays for primary care to stop focusing on volume over quality. But accountable care organizations may not be the best way to accomplish those goals, since they’re so rooted in the outdated fee-for-service system. Read more

From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Providers and payers trying to foster the triple aim through new primary care models such as patient-centered medical homes are taking different approaches with a common theme: You have to give physicians the tools and information they need — not the tools you think they need — to manage population health. Read more

Health Reform Blog

By Steve Davis - April 10, 2015
A few months back, I interviewed a small business owner who decided to transition to the federal Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). He liked the idea of giving his workers more health insurance choices and was intrigued by the small-business tax credit, which is available only through...
By Steve Davis - March 17, 2015
For the record, I don’t think the Supreme Court will decide only state-based exchanges can distribute federal premium subsidies. The court had its chance to strike down the individual mandate in 2012 but didn’t. But if I’m wrong, will a decision against HHS mean the end of public insurance...
By Steve Davis - February 25, 2015
Based on early income tax filings, a surprisingly large number of people who bought coverage through insurance exchanges last year will need to pay back a portion of their advance premium tax credit. So far, 52% of people who bought coverage through an exchange will need to refund some money...

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