Marylanders support federal healthcare overhaul, state exchange; Don't forget caregivers in person-centered care;

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will likely announce this week the proposed 2015 reimbursement rates for insurer-run Medicare plans, Reuters reported. Article

> Fifty-five percent of Marylanders support the federal healthcare overhaul, according to a new poll from The Washington Post. And 55 percent say they want the state to fix its online exchange rather than switch to the federal-run marketplace. Poll

> UnitedHealth's Optum announced on Wednesday that it acquired a majority stake in Audax, a digital health company that enables consumers to better manage their health. Announcement

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> In the move from patient-centered to person-centered care, the place of care no longer matters most. But lost in the shuffle is the care for the caregiver, wrote Anthony Cirillo, president of Huntersville, N.C.-based Fast Forward Consulting. Blog Post

> The definition of patient experience suggests critical concepts--such as patient-centered care, quality and safety efforts, scheduling, discharge and revenue cycle processes--that are part of the experiences of patients and families. It is time to consider the totality of patient experience, wrote Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D., president of The Beryl Institute. Blog Post

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