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Media Coverage


1. Whcc Speaker Alerts

(20 April 2018 - SureScipts)


2. Amendola Communications Congratulates Clients for Earning KLAS Recognition

(20 February 2018 - Amendola Communications )

Amendola Communications, an award-winning healthcare marketing and public relations agency, is delighted to announce five of its clients earned either 2018 Best in KLAS or other high marks from one of the most respected research firms in healthcare IT. KLAS rankings for software and services vendors are based on interviews with vendor customers, making a high KLAS ranking an objective—and prestigious—marker of ability in the healthcare IT industry. more»


3. BCBS-Tennessee Leaders Make Headway with Medicaid Plan Member Engagement

(13 June 2017 - Healthcare Informatics Institute)

Leaders at BCBS-Tennessee have been improving Medicaid health plan member engagement in the care management context more»


4. ZDoggMD at the 14th Annual World Healthcare Congress - That's Two G's!

(2 June 2017 - The Healthcare Data, Technology & Services Blog - Steve Sisko)

The 14th Annual World Healthcare Congress took place on April 30th through May 3rd in Washington, D.C. Mabel Jong (aka @MabelJong on Twitter) authored a number of interviews during the event – a total of 69 interviews based on my count of videos in the World Healthcare Congress YouTube channel! Wow! One interview in particular caught my attention. This post is a transcript of that attention grabbing interview with Dr. Zubin Damania – aka @ZDoggMD on Twitter. Just so you know, that’s two “G’s” in ZDoggMD since everyone knows one "G" is necessary but not sufficient to be a gangster! more»


5. Gov’t set to promote TCI as health tourism destination

(15 May 2017 - Turks and Caicos Weekly News - Olivia Rose)

THE TURKS and Caicos Islands could soon be promoted as a prime destination for medical tourism. That’s according to Edwin Astwood, Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, who attended the World Health Care Congress in Washington DC last week. "The key to developing a successful medial tourism programme is high quality, liability and aftercare, all focusing on an enhanced patient experience,” Astwood said. The 14th Annual World Health Care Congress from April 30 to May 1 gathered decision makers from all sectors of healthcare to forge new partnerships and talk about change. more»


6. Advisory Board's Dennis Weaver Shares Real-World Experience in Value-Based Care Success

(10 May 2017 - PRNewswire)

Despite the current uncertainty over the specific outcomes of current health care reform efforts, hospitals and health systems can still plan on a future that includes the need to succeed under accountable payment and value-based care models, Dennis Weaver, MD, MBA told an audience at the World Health Care Congress (WHCC) on Monday, May 1. Dr. Weaver, Chief Medical Officer and National Partner at Advisory Board, shared his insights on how to thrive under these emerging care models at WHCC's Hospital and Health System Summit in Washington, DC. During the presentation, Pragmatic Approaches to Succeed at Value-Based Payment and Care, he said that hospitals and health systems are shaking up their care models in the face of pressure to lower their costs of providing care regardless of the fate of the Affordable Care Act. more»


7. Innovative Direct Purchaser-Provider Contracting: a New Threat to Community Hospitals?

(8 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Mark Hagland)

In a sign of the quickening pace of transformational change in U.S. healthcare, numerous keynote and concurrent sessions at this year’s World Health Care Congress, held last week (April 30-May3) at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., were crackling with energy and strongly trending developments this year. more»


8. At the World Health Care Congress, a Frank Discussion of Value-Based Care, Volume, and Consolidation

(3 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Mark Hagland)

How quickly—and well—can the U.S. healthcare system re-envision and rework itself? That profound question was at the substratum of a dynamic keynote discussion on May 2 at the World Health Care Congress, being held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning’s first keynote panel discussion, entitled “Propel the Shift to Value-Based Care: The Forefront of Financial Sustainability, Cost Reduction, and Outcomes Improvement,” was moderated by Robert Pearl, M.D., executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, the physician organization component of the Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente organization. more»


9. Planning for Success in One Clinically Integrated Network's Move to Full Risk

(3 May 2017 - American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) - Christina Mattina)

At the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress, held April 30-May 3 in Washington, DC, Ann E. Oasan, MBA, president of UniNet Healthcare Network, discussed the network’s transition towards assuming full risk and building the infrastructure for success. Oasan explained that UniNet is a physician-led, clinically integrated network based in Nebraska and Iowa that incorporates hospitals, clinics, and 3000 in-network providers. It is moving toward more value-based contracting but still has some fee-for-service (FFS) contracts with payers like Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska. UniNet provides a number of services, from claims issue resolution to care management resources to provider education. more»


10. Andy Slavitt Closes World Health Care Congress by Urging New Federal Leaders to Meet the Needs of Americans

(3 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Rajiv Leventhal)

In the closing keynote at the World Health Care Congress, Andy Slavitt, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, reflected on the successes and failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while keying in on how new healthcare policies could meet the expectations of the American public. Slavitt, who headed CMS from March 2015 until January 2017 as an Obama administration appointee, looked back to 2013 when he called officials in Washington, D.C., offering them help fixing the problematic rollout of healthcare.gov. "I thought there would be 20 other people calling [to offer help], but I think I was the only one," Slavitt said to a room full of laughing attendees. more»


11. Getting Ready for MACRA: At World Health Care Congress, an Insightful Look into What Physicians Need to do Next

(2 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Rajiv Leventhal)

On the first day of the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., two physician leaders reflected on their organizations' push into alternative payment models while expert panelists gave advice to those who are struggling with MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) readiness. Angelo Sinopoli, M.D., executive vice president and chief clinical officer, strategic coordinating organization at the South Carolina-based Greenville Health System, and Adam Myers, M.D., chief medical officer of Texas Health Physicians' Group, were joined on the panel with Kavita Patel, M.D., nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The three experts delved into the critical elements physicians around the country need to consider as they get ready for MACRA, a law with a Quality Payment Program that kicked off in January with the goal to reward participating Medicare doctors for the quality outcomes they demonstrate. more»


12. Coordinating Care for Dual-Eligible Medicaid-Medicare Beneficiaries

(2 May 2017 - American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) - Christina Mattina)

At the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress, held April 30-May 3, 2017, in Washington, DC, an executive summit convened a panel to discuss ways to improve care for the dual-eligible population of patients eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare benefits. Moderator Casey Ross of STAT kicked off the panel by asking Shawn M. Bloom, president and chief executive officer of the National PACE Association, to give a brief overview of the dual-eligible population. Bloom explained that these low-income, elderly beneficiaries are responsible for a disproportionate amount of health spending, as they are often in poor health due to their socioeconomic status and social risk factors like housing instability. There are also complexities with both Medicare and Medicaid that are “inherent to spanning 2 programs that don’t talk the same language,” meaning there are substantial opportunities to improve coordination and communication between the programs. - See more at: http://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/coordinating-care-for-dually-eligible-medicaid-medicare-beneficiaries#sthash.H2HkJKgQ.dpuf more»


13. How to speed up the shift from volume to value? Experts point to evidence-based treatment, integrated systems

(2 May 2017 - FierceHealthcare - Leslie Small )

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To the audience attending a keynote presentation Tuesday morning during the World Health Care Congress, the shift to value-based care simply isn’t going fast enough. Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, who moderated a panel discussion on the topic, began the event by asking attendees to raise their hands if they think the healthcare system should move away from a fee-for-service payment system. Nearly every hand rose, and that was also the case when he asked if the shift was going too slowly. “I’m not sure every physician in the United States would agree that it’s going too slowly, but I think this audience of experts around policy, certainly that is the case,” he said. more»


14. Athenahealth CEO on Replacing ObamaCare: It Has to Be Possible Not to Participate

(2 May 2017 - Fox Business)

During an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Varney & Co., Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush said the Affordable Care Act focuses too much on a “social safety net” which challenges cost reducing measures. more»


15. HealthEdge CEO Steve Krupa to Moderate Keynote Panel at World Health Care Congress

(1 May 2017 - Business Wire)

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthEdge®, provider of the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for health insurers, today announced that Steve Krupa, CEO of HealthEdge Software, will moderate a keynote panel at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress, taking place in Washington, D.C. from April 30 through May 3. The panel discussion, on May 2 at 9 a.m., will explore the value-based reimbursement movement and its impact on payer-provider-consumer relationships, the potential of MACRA to catalyze significant industry change, and the outlook on payment reform and what it means to industry stakeholders. more»


16. Jonathan Bush, other HIT Leaders Dive into Healthcare’s Interoperability Problem at World Health Care Congress

(1 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Rajiv Leventhal)

A panel of three leaders in the health IT space, including outspoken athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, discussed the current interoperability landscape and what new strategies will help shape the future of healthcare connectivity. Bush was joined in the keynote panel—part of this year’s World Health Care Congress, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.—by Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP, New York City) and Craig Samitt, M.D., executive vice president and chief clinical officer, Anthem, Inc. The session was moderated by Dan Diamond, health policy reporter at Politico. more»


17. At the World Health Care Congress, Healthcare Leaders Share Perspectives on Analytics-Driven Initiatives

(1 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Mark Hagland)

Can healthcare providers and plans leverage machine learning and data science to make inroads in new areas of activity? That certainly is what leaders for an integrated health system and a Blues plan are helping to make possible at their organizations. On May 1 at the World Health Care Congress, being held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., Vijay Venkatesan, chief data officer at the Seattle-based Providence Health & Services, and Sherri Zink, senior vice president and chief data and engagement officer at the Chattanooga-based BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, shared their perspectives on some of the data-driven work they’re doing at their health system and health plan, respectively. On Monday afternoon at the World Health Care Congress, Venkatesan and Zink shared insights from their ongoing work, in a session entitled “Analyze the Convergence of Machine Learning and Data Science to Enhance Real-Time Patient Engagement and Experience,” the two leaders offered sequential presentations on their data-driven and data-facilitated initiatives. Their session was one of the sessions that composed the Data Analytics and Technology Summit, one of 14 concurrent summits within the World Health Care Congress event. more»


18. One-on-One with Dr. Robert Pearl, The Permanente Medical Group CEO, at World Health Care Congress

(1 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Rajiv Leventhal)

In the opening session of this year's World Health Care Congress at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., Robert Pearl, M.D., executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, was part of an in-depth panel discussion on the elements of the healthcare system that are not working and how they can be fixed. A key focus from Dr. Pearl, author of the just-published book Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care—And Why We’re Usually Wrong, during the keynote session, was how healthcare needs to become more integrated. He said, per Editor-in Chief Mark Hagland's report, "If you integrate care, horizontally among physicians and vertically among the pieces of the continuum of care, all of a sudden, the physicians start to coordinate and collaborate, and you get the results you need. As soon as you capitate, all of a sudden, prevention, and early care become more significant, and you can see the care gaps." more»


19. How to respond to consumer-centric trends in health care delivery

(1 May 2017 - LinkedIn - Jesse Cureton)

This week, I’ll be speaking at the Hospital and Health System Summit at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. on consumer-centric trends in health care delivery and the role health networks play in delivery transformation. This transformation is crucial as our health care system moves away from a volume-based model to a model based on the value of care provided. Here are three key takeaways to keep in mind ahead of the World Health Care Congress. more»


20. At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

(1 May 2017 - Healthcare Informatics - Mark Hagland)

While industry leaders agree that transformational change needs to take place in U.S. healthcare, exactly which elements of the healthcare system need to be fixed and how they can be successfully fixed, were questions in high relief on Monday morning at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., as the annual World Health Care Congress kicked off with its opening keynote session, “Policy and Market Forces Impacting Health Care,” on Monday morning, May 1. more»


21. Prognos to Discuss Value of Diagnostics Data & AI at Health Plan & Payer Summit

(27 April 2017 - Yahoo! Finance)

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 27, 2017) - Prognos, www.prognos.ai, an innovator in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to clinical diagnostics, will deliver a presentation on improving risk adjustment and quality reporting with clinical lab results at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 30 - May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. more»


22. AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Ryan Petrizzi to speak at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress in D.C.

(27 April 2017 - BusinessWire)

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmeriHealth New Jersey Vice President of Consumer Markets and Product Development, Ryan Petrizzi, will visit Washington, D.C. next week to speak at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress. This year’s event will focus on policy and market trends impacting the health care business environment including consolidation, consumer empowerment, digital health, and the ongoing shift to value-based payment. more»


23. 1000+ Health Insurance, Hospital, Policy, Life Sciences and Employer Executives Convene in DC to Discuss Innovation, Policy, and Market Forces Impacting the Future of U.S. Health Care

(24 April 2017 - Business Wire)

WASHINGTON & WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 14th Annual World Health Care Congress taking place this week – April 30-May 3, 2017 – in Washington, DC, will focus on policy and market forces impacting the health care business environment including consolidation, consumer empowerment, digital health, and the ongoing shift to value-based payment. #WHCC17 sets the stage for informative, dynamic conversations among the best minds in health care including: more»



Press Releases


24. At The Crossroads of Innovation and Commercialization Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld Shapes the Healthcare and Life Sciences Landscape

(17 May 2018 - SOPE)

Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S, chairman and co-founder of the global biomedical and healthcare innovation network, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (www.sopenet.org), partners with and attends the The 15th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C. from April 29th - May 2nd, 2018. He will be co–moderating the inaugural Health Care Innovation & Investments Track. more»


25. This Week in Managed Care: May 4, 2018

(7 May 2018 - AJMC)


26. D.C. Week: CMS Chief Fires Back at Critics

(5 May 2018 - MedPage Today)


27. Successful Kaiser Permanente Opioid Management Leverages Physician Leadership, Customized EMR and Prevention

(4 May 2018 - BusinessWire)


28. H-E-B's Martin Otto Takes NACDS' Thought Leadership to World Health Care Congress

(4 May 2018 - PR Web)


29. GlobalTranz Wins 2018 Health Value Awards Silver Medal by World Health Care Congress

(3 May 2018 - Business Wire)


30. Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Advance Care and Make Meaning of Data

(3 May 2018 - AJMC)


31. The Way We Do Business in American Healthcare, from Insurance and IT to Drug Pricing and Patient Billing, Must Change Says HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II at World Health Care Congress 2018

(3 May 2018 - Business Wire)

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over 1500+ health care stakeholders convened in Washington, DC this week for the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC18) – the must-attend annual gathering that continues to bridge all industry stakeholders to collaborate, catalyze change and transform U.S. health care. more»


32. Powerfluence & Replete Health signs strategic partnership agreement, Dileep Srinivasan to join the Replete Health Board

(1 May 2018 - EIN)


33. Proven Technology Can Help Healthcare Professionals Fight the Opioid Epidemic

(1 May 2018 - Business Wire )


34. Verma Highlights CMS Initiatives to Empower Patients and Promote Competition

(1 May 2018 - AJMC)


35. H-E-B's Martin Otto Takes NACDS' Thought Leadership to World Health Care Congress

(30 April 2018 - NBC)


36. Vera Whole Health Recognized at World Health Care Congress Inaugural 2018 Health Value Awards

(30 April 2018 - NBC)


37. Vera Whole Health Recognized at World Health Care Congress Inaugural 2018 Health Value Awards

(30 April 2018 - PR Newswire)


38. Murrieta Genomics' First Incubator Company Presenting at World Health Care Congress in Washington DC

(30 April 2018 - Business Insider)


39. John W. Sbrocco Receives Dual Prestigious Industry Accolades

(26 April 2018 - PRWeb)


40. Keynote Confirmed: Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to deliver HHS Address at the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress in DC

(10 April 2018 - Business Wire)

WASHINGTON & WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over 1500+ health care stakeholders will convene April 29 – May 2 in Washington, DC for the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC18) – the must-attend annual gathering that continues to bridge all industry stakeholders to collaborate, catalyze change and transform U.S. health care. more»


41. Keynote Confirmed: Seema Verma, 15th Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to Deliver CMS Address at the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress in DC

(3 April 2018 - Business Wire)

WASHINGTON & WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Join 1500+ health care stakeholders – Payer, Provider, Policy, Employer, Purchaser, Investor, Life Science and Start-up Health Care executives – at WHCC18 to discuss innovative and next generation health care strategies to lower costs while improving quality and access to care. more»


42. Health Value Awards Winners Announced

(30 March 2018 - Business Wire)

BOSTON & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The winners of the 2018 Health Value Awards in 11 categories were announced yesterday by the World Health Care Congress in the Thurgood Marshall Room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. See www.healthvalueawards.com. The awards presentation was hosted by Ian Morrison, Futurist and Author of: Future Tense: The Business Realities of the Next Ten Years, The Second Curve, Health Care in the New Millennium: Vision, Values and Leadership. A reception followed in the Atrium of the hotel. more»


43. 1500+ Health Insurance, Hospital, Government, Life Sciences and Employer Executives Convene in DC to Discuss Innovation, Policy, and Market Forces Impacting the Future of U.S. Health Care

(20 March 2018 - Business Wire)


44. Now Accepting Nominations for the World Congress Health Value Awards

(29 August 2017 - prWeb)

The 15th Annual World Health Care Congress is proud to present the first World Congress Health Value Awards in partnership with The Health Rosetta Institute and the Care Innovations™ Validation Institute (VI). This first of its kind awards program recognizes valid, measurable results reviewed and verified by VI. more»


45. To Promote Health Care Excellence, Let’s Recognize Approaches That Assure Value

(28 August 2017 - The Health Care Blog)

A challenge for health care purchasers is choosing vendors whose performance matches their cost and outcomes claims. A 2015 Mercer survey found that only 41 percent of worksite clinic sponsors think that they’re saving money. As Al Lewis and Tom Emerick have detailed, many wellness and disease management companies simply overstate their results. In many cases employers may not realize that they, not the vendor, take the risk for results. more»



Industry News


46. Physician Practice Roundup—5 doctors from addiction clinic charged; Banner Health gets doctors on board with more advanced practitioners

(8 May 2018 - FierceHealthcare)


47. Trump made high drug prices his issue. Democrats think they can take it back.

(8 May 2018 - The Washington Post)


48. Alston & Bird Healthcare Week in Review

(7 May 2018 - jdsupra)


49. Exploring ObamaCare escape hatches

(7 May 2018 - OneNewsNow.com)


50. How Banner Health tackled doctors' skepticism over increased use of advanced practitioners

(7 May 2018 - Fierce Healthcare)


51. Reducing clients’ health spend by taking an axe to claims

(7 May 2018 - Employee Benefit Adviser)


52. Survey: Rate of uninsured creeping up

(5 May 2018 - Georgia Health News)


53. President Trump's Drug Costs Proposals Coming Soon

(4 May 2018 - The WasteWatcher )


54. Dr. Tom Price thinks individual mandate repeal will drive up marketplace plan costs

(4 May 2018 - Becker's ASC Review )


55. HHS Secretary Alex Azar Gives Industry Leaders a Map of the New Healthcare

(4 May 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


56. Trump likely to target Medicare in quest for lower drug prices

(4 May 2018 - Fierce Healthcare)


57. Tom Price: My remarks on individual mandate repeal were taken completely out of context

(3 May 2018 - The Hill)


58. Tom Price walks back comments saying ACA mandate repeal will drive up costs

(3 May 2018 - HealthExec)


59. Can Tom Price Beat Off Marco Rubio For This Month’s Flexible Spine Award?

(3 May 2018 - Wonkette )


60. In South And Across US, Rate Of Uninsured Creeping Back Up, Surveys Show

(3 May 2018 - WABE / GEORGIA HEALTH NEWS)


61. Drug Companies Wait for Trump Speech on Pricing

(3 May 2018 - TheStreet)


62. Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, May 3, 2018

(3 May 2018 - Medical Marketing and Media (MM&M))


63. KHN Morning Briefing

(3 May 2018 - Kaiser Health News)


64. Former HHS Sec. Price calls individual mandate repeal a mistake

(3 May 2018 - )


65. HHS Secretary Azar Says We Pay Too Much For Prescription Drugs And He Is Working On A Solution

(3 May 2018 - Forbes)


66. Health care is broken, but some think the time is right to finally fix it

(3 May 2018 - CNBC)


67. Experts were right: Tax cuts and repeal of the individual mandate won't help most Americans

(3 May 2018 - Bangor Daily News)


68. Two politicians just told the truth about taxes and health care

(2 May 2018 - CNN)


69. President Trump wants to go further on drug prices: HHS Secretary

(2 May 2018 - Business Insider)


70. Tom Price Now Says Obamacare Will Cost More Because of GOP’s Individual Mandate Repeal

(2 May 2018 - The Wall Street Reporter)


71. Price walks back warning on ObamaCare individual mandate

(2 May 2018 - The Hill )


72. HHS secretary: Trump drug pricing plan will go 'much further' than budget proposal

(2 May 2018 - The Hill)


73. Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Drug industry braces for Trump action on prices

(2 May 2018 - The Hill )


74. Tom Price walks back remarks on mandate repeal

(2 May 2018 - Politico)


75. Repeal-promising GOP 'punting' on purpose

(2 May 2018 - OneNewsNow.com)


76. White House drug-price initiative to include negotiation tools, list prices, Azar says

(2 May 2018 - Modern Healthcare)


77. A Big Medical Tourism Boom? Actually, Not So Much

(2 May 2018 - MedPage Today)


78. To fix a 'broken' healthcare system, employers need to be proactive

(2 May 2018 - HRDive)


79. 5 Quotes from Azar's World Health Care Congress Speech

(2 May 2018 - HealthLeaders Media)


80. At the World Health Care Congress, HHS Secretary Alex Azar Maps Out His Agency’s Top Priorities for Industry Leaders

(2 May 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


81. HHS Secretary Alex Azar to Supreme Court: Time to rule on Medicare case that affects $4 billion

(2 May 2018 - Healthcare Finance News)


82. Evidence keeps mounting that Affordable Care Act's individual mandate was a success

(2 May 2018 - Healthcare Finance News)


83. HHS Secretary: We need to drive 'broader change' in health price transparency

(2 May 2018 - Fierce Healthcare)


84. Lessons in selling healthcare to the C-Suite

(2 May 2018 - Employee Benefit Adviser)


85. President Trump wants to go 'much further' to attack high drug prices, HHS secretary says

(2 May 2018 - CNBC)


86. DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Apple Watch shipments grow by double digits — Nokia settles on buyer for digital health business — Healthcare should mimic retail, CMS says

(2 May 2018 - Business Insider)


87. U.S. uninsured rate creeping back up

(2 May 2018 - Albany Herald)


88. Former HHS Secretary Price Identifies a Path to Moving Forward in Healthcare Reform

(2 May 2018 - AJMC)


89. Former HHS Sec. Price: Repealing the individual mandate 'will harm' people insured through Obamacare

(1 May 2018 - USA TODAY)


90. Kicking Around The ACA? For Tom Price, That’s So 2017.

(1 May 2018 - The Washington Post )


91. Trump’s former health secretary: Americans will pay more because GOP weakened Obamacare

(1 May 2018 - The Washington Post)


92. Tom Price Now Says Obamacare Will Cost More Because of GOP’s Individual Mandate Repeal

(1 May 2018 - The Fiscal Times)


93. President Trump wants to go further on drug prices: HHS Secretary Alex Azar

(1 May 2018 - Raw Story)


94. Fresh Food Program Makes a Difference in Type 2 Diabetes

(1 May 2018 - MedPage Today)


95. Price: Individual Mandate Repeal Will Drive Up Costs, Hurt Risk Pools

(1 May 2018 - Inside Health Policy)


96. At the World Health Care Congress, a Business Leader and a Hospital Leader Talk About Disruption and Data

(1 May 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


97. World Health Care Congress 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Expresses Great Hope for Telemedicine, Virtual Care

(1 May 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


98. Former HHS Secretary Price Emphasizes Consumer Options and Voluntary Payment Programs in World Health Care Congress Keynote

(1 May 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


99. Former Trump HHS Chief Tom Price Admits Repealing Obamacare Mandate Will Raise Costs

(1 May 2018 - Fortune)


100. Brainstorm Health: Tom Price's Obamacare Admission, Young American Loneliness, Healthy Habits

(1 May 2018 - Fortune)


101. Grocer’s health clinics boost employee health engagement

(1 May 2018 - Employee Benefit News)


102. Former Trump Health Secretary Tom Price: Don’t expect lawmakers to tackle Obamacare until after midterms

(1 May 2018 - CNBC)


103. The US Cannot Afford to Put Off the Move to Value-Based Care Any Longer, Panelists Say

(1 May 2018 - AJMC)


104. CMS Chief Slams Administration Critics

(30 April 2018 - MedPage Today)


105. Verma Defends ACA Policy Shifts In Speech At Industry Conference

(30 April 2018 - Inside Health Policy)


106. At World Health Care Congress, An Inspirational Interest in Better Understanding Social Determinants of Health

(30 April 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


107. At World Health Care Congress, CMS’s Seema Verma Promotes Patient Choice, Criticizes ACA Provisions

(30 April 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


108. At the World Health Care Congress, a Probing Discussion of the Shift Towards Value

(30 April 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


109. CMS Administrator: Long way to go on pricing transparency

(30 April 2018 - CNBC)


110. Medicare chief says it’s time health care caught up to other industries to benefit consumers

(30 April 2018 - CNBC)


111. The CEO of The Leapfrog Group Speaks about Value, as the World Health Care Congress Gets Underway

(29 April 2018 - Healthcare Informatics)


112. 4 Ways Home Health is Readying Itself for a Value-Based Economy

(25 April 2018 - Amy Baxter)


113. PRM Analytics

(19 April 2018 - Milliman)


114. Best Practices and Key Components of Employee Wellness Programs

(16 April 2018 - Wendi S Mader, Quest Diagnostics)


115. The emotional impact of a malpractice suit on physicians:

(16 April 2018 - The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine )

Physicians who have been involved in malpractice actions are all too familiar with the range of emotions they experience during the process. Anxiety, fear, frustration, remorse, self-doubt, shame, betrayal, anger… no pleasant feelings here. Add malpractice stress to the high level of pressure experienced at home and at work, and crisis looms. more»


116. El Salvador Newsletter

(1 April 2018 - El Salvador Travel)


117. Seema Verma on Medicaid expansion: 'We have to follow the law'

(29 March 2018 - Washington Examiner)

The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, said Thursday that the Trump administration was obligated to follow the law in handling applications from states to expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare. more»


118. Oscar Health raises $165M in additional capital, executives say they expect company to be profitable soon

(28 March 2018 - FierceHealthcare)

Oscar Health has raised an additional $165 million in investments from two of Google's sister companies, and its team projects that Oscar will be profitable soon. The funding round was led by the Founders Fund and included investments from Alphabet companies Verily and Capital G, along with other investors such as Fidelity and Thrive Capital, according to a blog post from Oscar. more»


119. BRIEF-Appian And VASS Extend Strategic Alliance Across UK And Latin America

(26 March 2018 - Reuters)

APPIAN AND VASS EXTEND STRATEGIC ALLIANCE ACROSS THE UK AND LATIN AMERICA more»


120. SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL J. RODGERS, JR., PRINCIPAL AND MANAGING PARTNER, AXIAL BENEFITS GROUP

(13 March 2018 - MEDICAL TRAVEL TODAY)

As the Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group, Mr. Rodgers brings his extensive background in health and welfare plans to Axial’s clients. more»


121. What Alex Azar wants on value-based care (and how it resembles Obama's goals)

(6 March 2018 - POLITICO Pulse)

A top HHS official suspended for his social media posts was back in the Humphrey building, and ex-HHS Secretary Donna Shalala is officially running for Congress. But first: The Trump administration plants a flag on the push for value-based care. more»


122. HHS Sec four-square behind Trump in drug cost-cutting mission

(5 March 2018 - The Pharma Letter )


123. What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?

(6 February 2018 - Harvard Business Review)

It is clear from some of its recent moves that Amazon sees the 18% of U.S. GDP dedicated to health care as fertile ground for expansion. Consider its decision to pursue the market for pharmaceutical distribution, or the recent announcement that it will be teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create joint solutions for reducing the health care spending of more than 1 million employees and their families. more»


124. Mutual of Omaha Collaborates with Lumeris to Enter Medicare Advantage Market

(17 January 2018 - Lumeris News)

Beginning in 2019, Mutual and Lumeris plan to offer a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage in select markets. The multi-year agreement between Mutual and Lumeris will create Medicare Advantage plans across the country to provide high-quality and efficient care for Mutual Medicare Advantage customers. more»


125. 40 Years in the Payment Reform Wilderness: DRGs to Nirvana

(9 November 2017 - Lumeris)

This article is Part 1 in a series highlighting healthcare’s payment reform journey and the role of Medicare Advantage in achieving long-term financial sustainability. more»


126. Advantage Medicare Advantage: Delivering Healthcare’s Triple Aim to America’s Seniors

(9 November 2017 - Lumeris)

This paper is Part 2 in our series on payment reform. Part one details efforts to control skyrocketing healthcare costs over the decades, from Diagnosis-Related Groups to the Affordable Care Act. It also highlights the shift toward value-based care and the emergence of Medicare Advantage as a sustainable, transformative model. more»


127. LUMERIS COLLABORATES WITH MOUNT SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM TO ADVANCE POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES

(1 November 2017 - Lumeris)

Lumeris, the industry leader in value-based care solutions, today announced a multi-year collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, New York City’s largest integrated delivery system, to provide value-based care managed services. Under the terms of the agreement, Lumeris will provide operational support enabled by its industry-leading technology, to further Mount Sinai’s population health management objectives. more»


128. LUMERIS ACQUIRES FORECAST HEALTH; ACCELERATES IMPACT FOR PROVIDERS, PAYERS & PATIENTS

(24 April 2017 - Lumeris)

Lumeris, headquartered in St. Louis and the 2015/2016 and 2017 Best in KLAS leader in Value-Based Care Managed Services, announced today that it has acquired Forecast Health, an advanced analytics and predictive modeling company. more»


129. LUMERIS AWARDED 2017 BEST IN KLAS, VALUE-BASED CARE MANAGED SERVICES

(20 February 2017 - Lumeris)

ST. LOUIS — FEBRUARY 20, 2017 — Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, received the designation of 2017 Best in KLAS for value-based care managed services at last night’s KLAS awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida. KLAS began rating value-based care managed services firms last year, and for the second consecutive year, Lumeris received the Best in KLAS designation. more»


130. Trump's former Health secretary, Tom Price, now thinks repealing the individual mandate will increase costs

(1 January 1900 - CNBC)


131. Gottlieb suggests sea change as administration looks to alter course of Rx drug prices

(1 January 1900 - BioWorld)


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