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6 states, D.C. to use own funds for Medicaid pay raise

Six states and the District of Columbia have decided to use their own funds in 2015 to extend the Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors, reports  Kaiser Health News.

The costly side effects of a Halbig v. Burwell subsidy ruling

About 4.6 million people in 34 states could lose their premium subsidies if an appeals court ruling in  Halbig v. Burwell, which states that subsidies are illegal on federal exchanges, stands. What's more, there are roughly 9.5 million uninsured Americans who are eligible for subsidies in states with federal marketplaces, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

VA audit: Many employees manipulated data under supervisors' orders

An audit released this week by the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system uncovered even more cases of fraud, data manipulation and staff intimidation to cover up extreme delays in care.

3 strategies to market ACOs

As more insurers look for ways to implement accountable care organizations, they must successfully sell the new care model to both physicians and consumers, according to a new  white paper  from healthcare marketing company, Smith & Jones. Here are three of the five marketing strategies included in the white paper.

Hospital integration: 4 physician practice considerations

The drive toward accountable care that rewards doctors based on quality has the nation's small practices--and even some of the larger ones--courting hospital and health system buyers. More than ever, private practices, especially primary care physicians, flock to hospitals. In the second of a two-part series,  FierceHealthcare  examines the quesitons physician practices need to consider to help them decide whether joining a health system or hospital is right for them.  

IOM report calls for overhaul of medical education funding

The Institute of Medicine called for a major overhaul of the United States' graduate medical education system in a report released today.

How to cover palliative care in health plans

The median length of time Medicare patients spent in hospice care in 2012 was only 19 days, according to a report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Yet for patients with serious illnesses to receive extra care, they must agree to forgo receiving treatment for their disease.

3 ways to enhance payer-provider collaboration

As payers and providers increase their collaboration to launch more value-based care programs, they must establish strong partnerships to ensure the relationships, reported  Health Data Management. Paul Taylor, an internal medicine physician at Mercy Health, shared three steps payers can take to enhance providers' performance in value-based programs. 

4 essential steps for population health management

Healthcare providers that orient themselves toward a population health-based model are better prepared for shifts in reimbursement, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.

The ultimate patient experience: High-quality care plus free Wi-Fi and 42-inch televisions

A newly opened hospital in Texas bets that the facility designed by physicians to provide patients with the ultimate  patient- centered  experience will give it an edge in the marketplace,  Healthcare Finance News   re ports.