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We are constantly scanning the health care market for new and interesting developments; then we write about them here. Check out our latest thinking.

Measuring the Disruption Potential of Private Exchanges in a Value Economy
July 23, 2015

For three years, the market has been closely watching private health insurance exchanges that aspire to create new value in the group-market health insurance transaction.

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Analysis of California Home Health Care: Decreasing Access for Medi-Cal Patients
June 16, 2015

Significant growth in new Medi-Cal enrollees and a lack of growth in agencies willing to provide services to Medi-Cal enrollees suggests an increasing access-to-care gap materializing between Medi-Cal patients and non- Medi-Cal patients for home health services.

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King vs. Burwell Contingency Planning: A Framework for Governors and State Legislators to Consider
June 15, 2015

This analysis provides four options available to governors and state legislators in the event that Congress and the administration do not succeed in a legislative remedy.

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Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from 5 Case Studies
June 9, 2015

As the health care system continues to evolve toward increased coordination of care and value based payment, there could be further opportunities for better coordination of dental and overall medical care.

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How Accountable Care Impacts the Way Consumers Receive Care
May 16, 2015

With most of the literature on the accountable care movement written for providers, payer and academic audiences, this brief aims to inform everyday consumers, describing the various complexities of ACOs and their potential impact.

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Employer Perspectives on Accountable Care
May 16, 2015

Employers are paying close attention to the proliferation of ACOs to learn whether they can fulfill the promise of improving outcomes while lowering costs. This brief provides information on this movement as well as other issues critical to employers.

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Health Insurers and the Accountable Care Movement
May 16, 2015

The growth of accountable care is forcing stakeholders to understand the changing landscape and the impact on traditional health insurance providers. This brief examines how health insurers are changing with and reacting to this movement.

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Hospital Engagement With Accountable Care Organizations
May 16, 2015

This brief takes a look at the challenges and opportunities hospitals are facing as they work to achieve quality improvement and save precious health care resources.

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