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4 Big Ideas from AHIP 2012

Margaret Dick Tocknell

Against a backdrop of an imminent, historic Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the mood at the annual conference of America's Health Insurance Plans was laced with anticipation—and forward thinking. >>>


Editor's Picks

AHIP: Private Insurance Exchanges Will Prevail Regardless of SCOTUS Ruling

No matter what action the Supreme Court takes on the matter of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, private health insurance exchanges are likely to thrive, say speakers at the annual conference for America's Health Insurance Plans. >>>

AHIP: Gawande, Gladwell on Healthcare's Chauffeur Problem

At the America's Health Insurance Plans conference, Atul Gawande, MD, and author Malcolm Gladwell offer opposing views of the so-called "chauffeur model" of healthcare delivery, whereby medical services and technologies are dispensed by an intermediary, and don't progress to customer autonomy. >>>

Indiana Hospital Files for Chapter 11

Saint Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown, IN is the second hospital operated by Saint Catherine Healthcare, LLC to file a financial petition since April. The 60-bed hospital owes an estimated $8.3 million in to its 20 largest creditors, according to court documents. >>>

HHS: 3.1M Young Adults Covered Under PPACA

The Department of Health and Human Services is touting the success of one of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's provisions, which extends health insurance coverage to young adults until the age of 26 under their parents' plans. >>>

AHA Rejects Proposed Readmission Penalties

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association objects to several parts of the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, saying federal officials "ignored Congress's intent" in drafting the regulations. >>>

NEW Breakthroughs Report

Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>

News Headlines

Democrats eye healthcare contingency plan

Politico, June 27, 2012

Alaska's Medicaid to pay OCR $1.7M for potential HIPAA violations

HIPAA Update, June 27, 2012

Could Kaiser Permanente's low-cost healthcare be even cheaper?

WBUR, June 27, 2012

A viewer's guide to the SCOTUS healthcare ruling

Politico, June 26, 2012

Memorial, BlueCross lock horns over rates

Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 26, 2012

Dropping legal barriers doesn't guarantee interstate insurance sales

NPR, June 26, 2012

Reducing 30-day Readmissions, Simply

HealthLeaders Media, June 25, 2012

Opinion: Berwick on how 'Obamacare' has put nation on right track

The Cap Times, June 25, 2012

OR study shows benefits, price, for newly insured

The New York Times, June 25, 2012

26,000 uninsured Americans die each year

MSNBC/Reuters, June 21, 2012

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Breakthroughs Report: The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare is rich in data. The challenge for healthcare organizations is to make sense of the morass of clinical, financial, and operational information generated. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, four leading healthcare organizations—Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Luke's University Health Network, Charleston Area Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina—share insights and lessons learned. >>>

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