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Community health centers should make the move toward value-based care

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By Paige Minemyer | June 19, 2017 As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based care, those payment principles can and should be applied to community health centers, albeit cautiously. Patients treated at community health centers are often vulnerable, so their needs must be taken into account when applying payment reform to these organizations, according to a Viewpoint article published in […]

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As Washington stalls on health care, Jersey businesses brace for increases

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By John Harmon | Jun. 15, 2017 The cost of purchasing health coverage is a top concern for business of all sizes. The smaller the company, the bigger the worry. Overall, New Jersey’s small businesses have seen relatively stable health insurance premiums in recent years which has been good news. Stable premiums allow business owners […]

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Warning signals to New Jersey on health care costs

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By Laurel Pickering | Jun. 13, 2017 New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania have recently done New Jersey a favor. The state’s neighbors have flashed a warning sign that the Garden State would do well to notice.  In the past month, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania health insurers taking part in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

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Embracing Value-Based Contracts for a Sustainable Healthcare System

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By Laura Joszt | June 9, 2017 With the sustainability and affordability of the US healthcare system in dire straits, now is the time for collaboration on new payment models, explained chief executive officers from a health plan and an insurer during a general session on the second day of America’s Health Insurance Plans’ Institute […]

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OP-ED: Waffling in D.C. Means Higher Health Insurance Premiums for NJ

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By Christine Stearns | June 8, 2017 When rates jump as much as 50 percent, it’s unclear whether consumers on individual exchange in those states will be able to afford health insurance at all Have you noticed what has been going on with health insurance premiums for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans around […]

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6 key points on value-based healthcare: How physician and health plan executives see it

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By Laura Dyrda | June 7, 2017 Quest Diagnostics released a new survey detailing physician and health plan executive opinions on value-based care. The report, titled “Progress on the Path to Value-Based Care,” outlines responses from 302 primary care physicians employed in a primary practice and 150 health plan executives feel about value-based care. Here are five […]

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AHIP: No matter the political landscape, value-based care will continue

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By Susan Morse | June 8, 2017 The experts agree value-based care will continue, no matter the political landscape. “I think the key system of health transformation will continue,” said Patrick Conway, MD, deputy administrator for Innovation and Quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and director for the Center for Medicare and […]

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Is value-based care making a difference?

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By Meg Bryant | June 7, 2017 The value-based care trend is forging ahead with many passionate backers. Moving away from the old fee-for-service healthcare model to a value-based system isn’t just about enhancing outcomes, it’s also a way to rein in rising healthcare costs and put the patient at the center of their care, […]

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A Blueprint for Success in Value-based Care

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By Remedy Partners | June 6, 2017 Remedy Partners, the episodes of care company and provider of data-driven technology and services for value-based care, today announced results that demonstrate the positive impact of bundled payments.  Remedy Partners delivers proven value-based care solutions that enable payers, employers and providers bearing risk to organize and finance healthcare […]

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