This Week in Healthcare: December 7th, 2012

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December 7th, 2012

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Employer Health Benefits 2012 Report

The Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released the 2012 Employee Health Benefits Annual Survey. This report is an in depth analysis of employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and other relevant information.  2012’s report included surveys of 3,326 randomly selected public and private firms with three or more employees.

How Does a TPA Work with Self-Funded Employers?

In this post we discuss the role of a third-party administrator (TPA) in working with a self-funded employer, what type of services a TPA can offer self-funded employers and information about choosing to self-fund.

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Health IT

National eHealth Collaborative’s HIE Learning Network Presents Potential Solutions to HIE Issues

We need a functional health information exchange

What is mHealth and why is it important?

Indiana HIE launches clinical quality assessment reporting website

UA receives grant to expand telemedicine program

Leadership key to healthIT push, financial challenges are barriers no more



ACOs deliver care to 31 million Americans, report finds

Do ACOs really cover 10% of U.S. patients?

ACOs are Touching More Patients than Expected [Infograph]


Healthcare Reform

Who should lead the patient centered medical home?

65 percent of providers seeking outside help for ICD-10

The Best Medicine For Fixing The Modern Hospital: The hospital room itself


Healthcare Costs

Pay for Performance in Healthcare: Do We Need Less, More, or Different?

Have a High Deductible Plan? Aka Consumer-Directed Health Plan

How The 'Fiscal Cliff' Affects Health Care: Six Questions

How Medical Billing Consortiums Are Superior to Medical Billing Companies


Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare beneficiaries reach $5 billion in drug savings

Maps of 2012 Medicare accountable care organizations

Medicare Auditors Collect $2.3 Billion in Overpayments

Medicare hospitalizations for COPD dropped 11% w/ workplace smoking bans & 15% w/ bans in bars

Financial risk impacts use of hospice care in the US

Raising Medicare’s age: Saves feds $5.7 billion, costs you $11.4 billion

Public “safety net” hospitals crusade against cutting Medicaid to reduce the deficit.



HMA blasts 60 Minutes report on excess ER admissions

Can Too Much Preventive Care Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Hospitals using tactics to de facto practice medicine.


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