BCBSMI issues payouts to healthcare systems; GOP wants to be ready to repeal ACA;

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> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has issued payouts totaling $25 million to five healthcare systems in Michigan, reported Crain's Detroit Business. The payouts adhere to value-based reimbursement contracts made in 2011 and 2012. Article

> A ruling last week in Florida determined that the state's healthcare system for disabled children violates several U.S. laws, reported the Washington Times. U.S. Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan noted the state's Medicaid budget was very low, which caused children to opt out of the program. Article

> 2015 is the year Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--and to do so, the party wants to be ready, reported Politico. Various proposals are already in the works. Article

Provider News

> With the spotlight trained on problems with accountability and care quality at the nation's military hospitals, these facilities should look to some of Boston's largest hospitals for guidance on how to right the ship, according to an editorial from the Boston Globe. Article

> In the wake of the ACA, many hospitals report a rise in the number of patients seeking care in their emergency departments, according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

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