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Working class would be hit hardest by ACA subsidy repeal

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in the King v Burwell case, low- and middle-income workers will be hit hardest,  according to an Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  r eport. 

Medical costs main contributor to insurance rate increases

Rate increases by insurers of 10 percent or more averaged 13 percent in the individual and small-group markets, found a new  study from the Commonwealth Fund.

Medicare ACO results show some success, need for change

The early evidence on accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program indicates that while these ACOs have made some headway in savings and care quality, changes to the program could make them more successful, according to Health Affairs.

Healthcare CEOs predict increased focus on consumers, population health for 2015

Improved care quality, lower costs and preparation for the healthcare industry's transition to a value-based model will top healthcare CEOs' agendas this year, according to t he  Huron Consulting Group's annual Healthcare CEO Forum R eport.

Healthcare spending picks up again

The Great Recession--and to a lesser extent some of the reforms in the Affordable Care Act--have slowed healthcare spending.  But is it on the uptick again?  That's a question the Michigan-based Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending asks every month. And for the month of November 2014, while healthcare inflation appeared level, spending was not.

AHA asks Supreme Court to hear case on ProMedica deal

The American Hospital Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a legal doctrine used to secure some antitrust waivers for mergers in other fields and have it apply to similar deals involving hospitals,  AHA News Now  rep orted.

Sen. Grassley furious that hospitals sue low-income patients

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has expressed astonishment that not-for-profit hospitals garnish the wages of low-income patients who should have qualified for charity care at the institutions where they received treatment, according to NPR  and  ProPublica.  

CMS reverses ban on public schools receiving Medicaid funds

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month quietly reversed a nearly 18-year ban on public schools applying for Medicaid funding,  Stateline  has reported

Using social media for community engagement: A success story

Guest post by Scott Cashman, chief administrative officer of Cape Coral Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System in southwest Florida, and Nancy Travis, the hospital's director of...

Hospitals reassess security after Boston surgeon shooting, but is threat overstated?

In the wake of this week's fatal shooting at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, hospitals in the area will revisit their security plans, the Boston Globe reports.  But despite the number of hospital shootings in the news recently, their overall frequency may be overstated, accord ing to   Becker's Hospital Review.