December 21, 2018
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Modern Healthcare | December 19, 2018    
Even if the Affordable Care Act is ultimately deemed unconstitutional, stakeholders wouldn't allow the momentum surrounding value-based care models and biosimilars to stall, experts and provider groups said. A  Texas federal judge ruled last week that the Affordable Care Act couldn't stand without the individual mandate, rendering the entire law unconstitutional. The decision is likely to weave its way up to the Supreme Court. .. READ MORE   

Becker's Hospital Review | December 14, 2018   
An updated independent   estimate  suggests Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs saved more than $1 billion more than CMS says they did.
MSSP ACOs generated $2.66 billion in gross savings from 2013-16, according to an estimate from healthcare consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, commissioned by the National Association of ACOs... READ MORE 

Becker's Hospital CFO Report | December 18, 2018   
The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a 41-member group that includes some of the nation's top health systems and payers,   revealed  Dec. 18 that members have made substantial progress toward transitioning to value-based payment arrangements. At the end of 2017, the group's provider and payer members had put 47% of their businesses into such arrangements, based on survey responses from 14 of those members. That's up from 41% in 2016 and 30% in 2015.. . READ MORE   

HealthcareIT News | December 17, 2018 
As part of its mandate for more widespread interoperability, The 21st Century Cures Act called on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to create a Trusted Exchange Framework, and Common Agreement, outlining an inclusive vision for how healthcare data can and should be exchanged among stakeholders and care settings.. . READ MORE   

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