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Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Navigating the seas of changing health policy is the challenge of our time. How does the Affordable Care Act and the healthcare reform movement affect your organization and the national healthcare system?

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Patient Engagement

A Requiem for Population Health?

Despite some fits and starts for value-based care, there is abundant evidence that the concept will continue to survive and thrive.

New HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Leadership

Infographic: New HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Alex Azar, former head of Eli Lilly and Company, has been tasked by President Trump to reduce the price of prescription drugs, limit health care regulation, and tackle the opioid epidemic.

Volatility Among Top Health Care Spenders

New Marketplace

Consistently High Turnover in the Group of Top Health Care Spenders

Despite the myth of frequent fliers in high-cost health care, most of the top 5% of spenders were not in the top 5% the year before.

Illustrative Examples of Health Policies, Possible Goals, and Relevant Evidence Base

New Marketplace

Evidence-Based Health Policy

Having a clear framework for characterizing what is, and isn’t, evidence-based health policy is a prerequisite for a rational approach to making policy choices.

Leadership

Small Change, Big Consequences — Partial Medicaid Expansions under the ACA

The stakes are high in the debate over partial Medicaid expansions, with far-reaching consequences for patients, state governments, and the federal budget.

Care Redesign

Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Although, not everyone agrees on exactly what or how to measure it, patient satisfaction has become an integral part of the current health care delivery system.

New Marketplace

Economic Investment and the Journey to Health Care Value — Part III: Health Care Purchasers

Early successes suggest that value-based purchasing programs can both transform employer-based health care and have a powerful and lasting impact on the economic strength of U.S. businesses.

Payment Reform Is a Play We Are All Watching: Leemore Dafny Talk Still

New Marketplace

Payment Reform Is a Play We’re All Watching

We can’t get what we want in payment reform if we’re not clear about what that is.

Health Insurance Price Discounts: 2014 median hospital billed charges and median allowed (negotiated) insurance payments by admission type

New Marketplace

The Value of Health Insurance through Price Discounts

How health insurance secures lower prices for health care services, leaving uninsured individuals facing medical debt and difficult choices.

New Marketplace

The MACRA Final Rule: Five Crucial Questions Asked and Answered

MACRA could be bigger than Obamacare for physicians, yet many “barely know anything about it.”

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