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More coverage for less cost not 'politically feasible', health reform study indicates

Options existed for health reform that could have either lowered federal spending by $20 billion per year without decreasing the number of newly insured citizens or increased coverage to 4 million

Judge denies federal government more time to respond to health reform challenge

No more time will be granted to the federal government to respond to the 20-state health reform challenge initially filed in March, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson noted in a Tallahassee, Fla.,

Learn how to survive on Medicaid rates for PPACA

To flourish under health reform, hospitals will "need to learn to operate on Medicaid rates." That piece of advice for dealing with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) comes from a

How to prepare for influx of newly insured patients

While many of the legislative changes affecting healthcare often take some time to trickle down to physician practices, many implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act matter to

Are independent medical practices an endangered species?

Throughout the years, healthcare experts have speculated that one day all private medical offices would evolve to become 100-plus-provider megapractices, or that all the solo docs would get snapped

High-risk insurance pools could cost more than $5 billion, report says

The $5 billion set aside by the health reform law to fund high-risk coverage pools throughout the U.S., until 2014 may not be enough if calculations by made by the National Institute for Health Care

Long-term outlook for not-for-profit hospitals is full of question marks

Analysts from the U.S. not-for-profit healthcare group at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services in New York recently held a teleconference to discuss their firm's new report, " Health Care Reform

Launching new products under health reform: What it will take

In a new analysis, Health Reform: Prospering in a Post-Reform World, the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York provides guidance to providers and payers alike regarding steps they

Lawmakers praise ACOs, promise to help overcome obstacles

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have applauded Premier Healthcare Alliance's launch of two new accountable care organization (ACO) efforts covering 1.2 million patients in almost 60 hospitals,

Survey: ER problems will worsen despite reform

A new survey by the American College of Emergency Physicians reveals that, despite health reform, 71 percent of emergency physicians believe ER visits will continue to rise and that crowding will