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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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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Who Will Succeed with New Payment Models? Part 2

At the end of the day, the delivery system has to become efficient.

New Marketplace

Who Will Succeed with New Payment Models? Part 1

Winners will be providers who translate today’s inefficiencies into tomorrow’s profits.

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.

Leadership

Repeal, Replace, Repair, Retreat — Republicans’ Health Care Quagmire

Republicans’ Senate misadventures with the Affordable Care Act offer a powerful reminder about the limits of political power in the United States.

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