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  • Medicare's Best Program: Chronic Care Management

    [Editor's note: Nat Findlay, CEO, Hello Health, originally wrote this blog.] Medicare in 2016 Medicare has existed in many forms since its inception under LBJ over 50 years ago, but it's safe to say the program has certainly grown in complexity and range since its humble beginnings in 1965. Today, an estimated 44 million patients are currently ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on April 26, 2016
  • Lessons Learned

    [Editor’s note: this article was contributed by Mike Baker, senior vice president and GM of commercial products, and Maydad Cohen, senior vice president and GM of government solutions, at hCentive (www.hcentive.com).] Now that the annual open enrollment period is in the rearview mirror, what are the key takeaways from 2016? Here are five ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on March 7, 2016
  • Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2

    [Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] Major news organizations have been quick to examine and critique the policy, and have noted that requests for further details from Trump headquarters have so far gone unanswered. The Los Angeles Times reported March 3 that, to date, the ACA ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on March 7, 2016
  • Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 1

    [Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] GOP frontrunner Donald Trump wants to dump Obamacare on day one of his intended presidential administration. It is one strategy, he says, to “make America great again.” On March 2, Trump released his 7-point plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on March 4, 2016
  • Achieving the Eight Information Governance (IG) Principles

    [Editor's note: the following blog post was written by  Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, senior vice president of HIM and privacy officer.] AHIMA's Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC) provides a comprehensive framework for managing and governing trusted information. The eight principles form the foundation for a ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on April 3, 2015
  • Global Healthcare Megatrends: Clinical Challenges

    [Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Toby Samo, M.D., chief medical officer, Allscripts. This is the first installment in our 5-part series focusing on Global Healthcare Megatrends]  There are more than 7 billion people on the planet today. Our growing global population has triggered some of the biggest healthcare ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on September 3, 2014
  • Final Accountable Care Organization Rules Established

    (Editor's note: Executive Insight welcomes Guest Blogger Michael LaMagna, Esq,to our Politics in Health Care blog. He will be posting updates on healthcare reform and related issues each week. Check back often. LaMagna is an attorney and nursing home administrator who practices healthcare regulatory, elder law/special needs and trusts and ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on November 3, 2011
  • IRS Releases Small Employer Health Tax Credit Forms and Guidance

    Credit generally available to small employers that pay at least half of premiums for single coverage. Included in the Affordable Care Act enacted in March, the small business health care tax credit encourages small businesses and small tax-exempt organizations to offer health insurance coverage to their employees for the first time or maintain ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on December 3, 2010
  • 3,000 Employers and Unions Approved into Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

    ERRP provides financial assistance to cover retirees 55 and older who are not eligible for Medicare. On Oct. 4, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced additional employers and unions accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP). Nearly 1,000 large and small businesses, state and local governments, ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on October 5, 2010
  • ERRP Will Pay Health Benefits for Early Retirees

    Nearly 2,000 employers and unions will receive reimbursements for employee claims this fall. On Aug. 31, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP). HHS reported that nearly 2,000 employers -- representing large and small businesses, ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on September 2, 2010
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