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Over 1 million people enrolled in health insurance CO-OPs in 2015

As of March 25, over 1 million people enrolled in consumer operated and oriented health insurance plans during the 2015 enrollment period, the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs announced.

5 ways to involve patients and familes in achieving the Triple Aim

To achieve meaningful care quality and safety outcomes, providers must partner and collaborate with patient and family advisors, according to a new guide from the American Hospital Association.

Paul Keckley: 'Devil's in the details' of plans to speed value-based payments [Interview]

The Obama administration's formal kickoff last week of an initiative to speed up the transition from fee-for-service to value-based models was big on showmanship but short on details, policy expert Paul Keckley told  FierceHealthcare  in an exclusive interview.

Staff turnover ranks as top challenge of healthcare recruiters

One-third of healthcare recruiters in the U.S. rank employee turnover as their greatest staffing concern, according to a new study by Health eCareers.

SGR repeal likely, but not a cure-all for physician challenges

Although physician groups criticized legislators for taking recess before voting on a proposed repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, chances are good that the Senate will follow the House's lead and approve HR 1470 within the next two weeks,  Medical Economics  reported.

How payers, providers make bundled payments work [Special Report]

This  FierceHealthPayer  special report explains the basics of bundled payment agreements, identifies some of the most successful use cases for bundled payments, examines the positive impact that bundled payments can have on care delivery and discusses what it will take for bundled payments to spread beyond today's use cases.

Will price transparency information ever become easy to use?

"You know, for kids." That was the best gag line in a lesser-known Coen Brothers movie called the "Hudsucker Proxy." Tim Robbins would say that to sell his idea for the hula...

Will SGR repeal pull doctors away from sickest patients?

The pending Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act has the potential to harm patients, according to a right-of-center think tank.

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Independent Payment Advisory Board

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a case that challenges the Independent Payment Advisory Board,  a creation of the Affordable Care Act that was designed as a safety valve if projected Medicare spending exceeds a particular limit. 

3 challenges for meaningful delivery reform

The alignment of new payment models with existing provider compensation formulas is just one of several challenges that healthcare leaders must address to achieve meaningful payment and healthcare delivery reform, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.