Lawmakers consider PCP pay increase extension; Cleveland Clinic CEO pens book on healthcare;

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> Government officials in Ohio and New York are already thinking about one of the last big parts of the Affordable Care Act--the "Cadillac tax" that applies to high-cost employer health benefits, set to take effect in 2018, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Article

> Lawmakers could have a tough battle in Congress to extend temporary pay increases for primary care physicians in Medicare and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, MedPage Today reported. Article

> Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove has released a book, The Cleveland Clinic Way, which speaks on healthcare issues and what the future holds for the industry, reported. Article

Health Payer News

> Can existing and future generations of Medicare beneficiaries afford to bear higher healthcare costs? That's the question that the Kaiser Family Foundation sought to answer when it looked at the economic downturn and recovery and the Medicare population's income, savings and home equity. Article

> The New Year brought several healthcare reform taxes for the health insurance industry, including the health insurance tax and reinsurance fee that kicked in Jan. 1. Article

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