Archived H2RMinutes-PCMH-ACO-HIX


       

Welcome! Health2 Resources posts past issues of H2RMinutes: PCMH-ACO-HIX below each time the current issue is updated.


#117 May 17, 2017: WannaCry attack reveals vulnerability


#116 May 10, 2017: Covering the uninsured, de-mystifying the "weekend effect" and what's in the House health bill


#115 May 3, 2017: Health jobs, flashing genitals and a superbug fungus


#114 April 26, 2017: Medication nonadherence, checklists and another AHRQ resource


#113 April 19, 2017: Value-based successes; CMS updates; AHRQ resource


#112 April 12, 2017: Asking the right questions; NCQA's PCMH changes; accountable health


#111 April 5, 2017: New ONC chief, AHRQ's future, treatment vs. prosecution


#110 March 29, 2017: At last, a bipartisan bill?


#109 March 22, 2017: AHRQ in crosshairs, yet again


#108 March 15, 2017: Alphabet soup edition: CBO, GINA, ACA, IHI, ACP, etc.


#107 March 8, 2017: ACA replacement, shimmying bacteria, problematic portability


#106 March 1, 2017: Trump's five principles; Watson hype; octopuses


#105 February 22, 2017: GOP leaders unveil proposals to replace ACA


#104 February 15, 2017: Negotiating drug costs is on the table


#103 February  7, 2017: Major changes to ACA may wait until 2018


#102 February 1, 2017: Cassidy & Collins: A compromise proposal?


#101 January 25, 2017: ACA executive order, Human/Aetna ruling, Price hearings


#100 January 18, 2017: Counterintuitive: Pay for performance doesn't improve outcomes


#99 January 11, 2017: No immediate miracles from value-based models; patients and data 


#98 January 4, 2017: Chipping away at the ACA, McClellan on Price, payers and providers play nice 


#97 December 21, 2016: ACEs, ACOs and Drug Dealer, M.D.


#96 December 14, 2016: Useless antibiotics, AHIP's demands, and a new Playbook


#95 December 7, 2016: Health spending grew by 5.8 percent in 2015


#94 November 30, 2016: Trump taps CMS, HHS chiefs; dementia rates drop; a patient-centered data home


#93 November 23, 2016: Legalizing pot: Unintended public health consequences


#92 November 16, 2016: Trump, the ACA, Medicaid and family medicine


#91 November 9, 2016: Election coverage, empathy bots, and training family docs


#90 November 2, 2016: AARP sues EEOC; telehealth and dementia


#89 October 26, 2016: Pain in lab mice: He who smelt it, felt it


#88 October 19, 2016: PwC: Health and care trends to watch


#87 October 12, 2016: Counterintuitive: Hospitals with high readmit rates have better mortality scores


#86 October 5, 2016: What do health care innovation and wine grapes have in common?


#85 September 28, 2016: Health care as a human right; HIX plans cheaper than employer plans


#84 September 21, 2016: Dartmouth and the ACO, prescribing pharmacists and the mythological medical record


#83 September 14, 2016: Clerks as team members, ACA at a crossroads, aging in place


#82 September 7, 2016: High-need patients spend more, delay treatment and are less satisfied


#81 August 31, 2016: ACO savings, ACA changes and playing God 


#80 August 24, 2016: For provider-sponsored health plans, second time's the charm 


#79 August 17, 2016: Study: Socioeconomic status may not affect hospital readmission rates


#78 August 10, 2016: Death doulas, preventable pediatric readmits, mHealthy hearts


#77 August 3, 2016: CMS stars rate affluence? Also: Smokers keep smoking


#76 July 27, 2016: Aetna, Anthem respond to Justice Department


#75 July 20, 2016: MACRA mystery; workplace unwellness; PokemonGo's medtech cousins


#74 July 13, 2016: Pain and HCAHPS; geriatics; gamification


#73 July 6, 2016: Anthem/Cigna options, alert fatigue, micro-hospitals


#72 June 29, 2016: Calif. to feds: Just say no to Aetna/Humana merger

#71 June 22, 2016: Not a fad: More hospitals, payers, payers move to value-based reimbursement

#70 June 15, 2016: Big employers wary of big mergers; docs wary about talking costs


#69 June 8, 2016: Building a patient-centered data home; premiums rise


#68 June 1, 2016: GOD compromise, charging patients for records, and doctors as artisans


#67 May 25, 2016: Proposed changes to Part B united strange bedfellows 


#66 May 18, 2016: Court sides with House Republicans, strikes down subsidies


#65 May 11, 2016: It's two opioid epidemics, not one epidemic


#64 May 4, 2016: New Medicare rule gives states flexibility, but are they ready?


#63 April 27, 2016:  Do penalties punish the most diligent?


#62 April 20, 2016: In proposed rule, CMS rescinds two-midnight rule pay cuts


#61 April 13, 2016: CMS announces new primary care model, CPC+


#60 April 6, 2016: BCBS: ACA's newly insured are sicker and costlier


#59 March 23, 2016: Business partners now under scrutiny for HIPAA violations


#58 March 16, 2016: Retail clinics may lead to greater use of health care services


#57 March 9, 2016: GAO: Insurance exchanges ripe for--and could be rife with--fraud


#56 March 2, 2016: Proposed rule softens HIX network adequacy requirement


#55 February 24, 2016: CMS final Medicaid rule now with OMB


#54 February 17, 2016: Scalia death changes the odds on several health care cases


#53 February 10, 2016: HHS to update privacy rules related to substance abuse


#52 January 27, 2016: Congress to Slavitt: What happened with the co-ops?


#51 January 20, 2016: Say goodbye to Meaningful Use 


#50 January 12, 2016: What's happening at AHIP? Modern Healthcare offers some insights


#49 January 6, 2016: Patent system, "short-termism," disincentivize cancer-prevention drugs


#48 December 23, 2015:  Hospital market share huge driver of costs for private insurance


#47 December 16, 2015: Challenge to Texas telemedicine restrictions moves forward


#46 December 9, 2015: Kaiser Permanente to acquire Group Health Cooperative


#45  December 2, 2015: Provider-led plans still rare, but have prominent HIX role


#44 November 25, 2015: UnitedHealth threatens to leave HIX


#43 November 18, 2015: To integrate behavioral health, fix EHRs


#42 November 11, 2015:  Politico: Conn. AG to probe EPIC and big hospital networks


#41 November 4, 2015:  A long way from death panels: Paying for end-of-life discussions


#40 October 28, 2015:  Nearly 200 organizations come out in support of AHR


#39 October 21, 2015: Concerns about cost may chill HIX enrollment this year


#38 October 14, 2015: OIG "committed to investigating" data blocking


#37 October 7, 2015: CMS issues MU3 final rule Tuesday


#36 September 30, 2015: Waning enthusiasm for outcomes-based wellness


#35 September 23, 2015:  Dr. Bill Frist to Congress: Save AHRQ


#34 September 16, 2015:  About a quarter of HIX enrollees dropped coverage


#33 September 9, 2015:  HIX consumers frustrated, confused by formularies, study says


#32 September 2, 2015:  Committee says vendor competition not impairing interoperability


#31 August 26, 2015:  VA: Disability backlog dramatically reduced


#30 August 19, 2015: Partners enters urgent care market


#31 August 12, 2015: What you need to know about those readmission penalties


#30 August 5, 2015: Employer-sponsored plan enrollment rates hold steady


#29 July 29, 2015: Will MU3 be put on hold? Questions abound


#28 July 22, 2015: Researchers: Rethink "never events"


#27 July 15, 2015: Leveraging ACA powers: paying for value over volume 


#26 July 8, 2015: Humana/Aetna's $34.1 billion deal is far from final


#25 July 1, 2015: Blog: AHRQ defunding shortsighted and risky 


#24 June 24, 2015: GAO calls to task federal IT programs, including HealthCare.gov


#23 June 17, 2015: Three states get conditional approval to start their own exchanges 


#22 June 10, 2015: Waiting for SCOTUS; housing and health; lucrative oncology


#21 June 3, 2015: GAO questions AMA's role in Medicare rates


#20 May 20, 2015:  Documented: Fragmentation impairs outcomes, increases cost


#19 May 13, 2015: States must pick 2017 benchmark plans by June 1


#18 May 6, 2015: Report explores problems posed by market power


#17 April 29, 2015:  Breaking: Scott sues, Assurant wants out of health


#16 April 22, 2015: Texas telemedicine, health hygiene, competitor collaboration


#15 April 15, 2015: Big Blue takes deep dive into data analytics


#14 April 8, 2015: Opposition to Cadillac tax turns foes into allies


#13 April 1, 2015: mHealth HIPAA limits; vacation delays SGR repeal; EEOC wellness rules


#12 March 25, 2015: Blue Shield of California protests revocation of tax-exempt status


#11 March 18, 2015: McInnis: Drug therapy problems require a comprehensive approach 


#10 March 11, 2015: New ACO model, elusive interoperability, germy hands


#9 March 4, 2015: Data hostages, SCOTUS takes up subsidies


#8 February 25, 2015: Patients are reasonable; NCQA/AAFP truce?


#7 February 18, 2015: RAND: Most health IT studies fail to capture long-term effects


#6 February 11, 2015: Hatch: Make CMS an independent agency


#5 February 4, 2015: Open for comments: ONC roadmap calls for interoperability by 2015


#4 January 28, 2015: HHS announces significant move to value-based reimbursement


#3 January 21, 2015: Report: Employee share of insurance costs continues to grow


#2 January 14, 2015: Federal exchange stronger than state-run ones


#1 January 7, 2015: For some insured, EDs the "usual place" for care