Happy Fierce Friday!

With payment reform and new delivery models allowing insurers to ensure high-quality, low-cost care, there's clearly much to give thanks for in healthcare this year. So take break from Black Friday bargains and Thanksgiving leftovers and enjoy FierceHealthPayer's best-of-features from 2013. Our favorite special reports, interviews and columns from the past year highlight industry trends we're thankful for, including patient-centered medical homes, accountable care and fraud prevention.

FierceHealthPayer wishes all our readers a happy, healthy holiday season! We look forward to bringing you even more breaking news and in-depth stories in the year ahead.

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