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7 Things Employers Don't Know About Healthcare Benefits

Margaret Dick Tocknell

Employee attitudes about health insurance benefits are shifting. Employers need to work harder to understand the changing dynamics and avoid miscommunications with staff about benefits, a payer's survey finds. >>>


Editor's Picks

CMS Taps 27 ACOs to Start Shared Savings Program

The Medicare Shared Savings Program begins April 1 with 27 participants, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Another 150 groups have submitted applications for the second group, slated to start July 1. >>>

PA Medical Center Files for Chapter 11

The fate of Saint Catherine Medical Center, found to be ineligible for participation in the Medicare program because of serious deficiencies that placed patient health and safety in immediate jeopardy, has been placed in the hands of a court-appointed trustee. >>>

ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Address Procedural Hurdles, Critics Say

A federal proposal to delay the ICD-10 implementation deadline for one year buys providers time, but "the process itself is flawed," says a policy advisor with the Medical Group Management Association. >>>

ACA Repeal Would Squeeze For-Profit Hospitals

For-profit hospital operators would face diminished credit positions, higher costs, and slimmer profit margins if the healthcare reform law is struck down, says a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>


The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed. >>>

News Headlines

Department of Justice OKs West Penn takeover

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 11, 2012

Tenet says it will pay $43M to settle Medicare billing inquiry

The Washington Post, April 11, 2012

MO Medicaid faces lawsuit from Molina Healthcare

The Kansas City Star, April 11, 2012

Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law

The Hill, April 10, 2012

Healthcare law will add $340B to deficit, study finds

The Washington Post, April 10, 2012

Scope of UT Medicaid data breach explodes

The Salt Lake Tribune, April 10, 2012

WA clinics tapping Medicare market

The Spokesman-Review, April 10, 2012

Analyst: Highmark dominion in decline

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 9, 2012

Immediate Jeopardy for PA Medical Center

HealthLeaders Media, April 6, 2012

Medicare payment system—aiding or preventing fraud?

CNBC, April 5, 2012

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