Monthly Archives: March 2016

Healthcare Delivery Changes Come to Arkansas. Yes, Arkansas.

Arkansas has taken a quiet lead in making changes to its healthcare system.  This state averages a lower life expectancy than most other state and has a host of high rates of chronic illnesses for its citizens.  However, it has elected to expand Medicaid coverage through the ACA.  Their government has also taken strides in making changes to keep their citizens out of the hospital and into settings that foster greater well-being and lower costs.

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In a First, CA ACA Exchange Proposes to Remove Poor Performing Hospitals from Network

California is no stranger to being the first in tighter regulations across industries.  (The Clean Air Act and tighter car-emissions are immediately coming to mind).  In a first for the United States, a proposal has emerged to remove poor performing hospitals in quality indicators from the Covered California exchange policy networks.  This is not popular with either providers (no surprise there) or payers.

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