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January 29, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The ambitious new value-based healthcare coalition, including Aetna and HCSC, is wasting no time dispersing ideas. Consensus on reform may be difficult, and the work ahead even more so.


January 28, 2015 | Anthony Brino

With and without government, some of healthcare's largest businesses, and those who pay for it, are mapping their own path to a critical mass of value-based payments.


January 27, 2015 | Anthony Brino and Susan Morse

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants have 50 percent of Medicare reimbursements tied to quality and value by 2018, even if that includes fee-for-service.


January 22, 2015 | Anthony Brino

At a time when prevention is being hailed as a key to health reform, indeed required as an essential health benefit, new evidence is questioning assumptions about the benefits and costs.


January 20, 2015 | Anthony Brino

What do Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the Regence Blues have in common? A new subscription-based clinic network with a simple recipe for the Triple Aim and competition for the establishment.


January 19, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Under a mantra of "consumer centricity," the nation's largest Blue Cross company is taking a long-view on America's changing demographics and insurance access points.


January 16, 2015 | Anthony Brino and Susan Morse

The nurse turned hospital executive turned chief federal healthcare regulator is leaving the government. Now the industry is left wondering: Who will take the reigns in the Obama Administration's pivotal fourth quarter?


January 15, 2015 | Anthony Brino

A few months ago, North Carolina's largest insurer was hesitant to reveal hospital payments on a state-mandated consumer information website. Now, it's making a bigger leap with its own online transparency initiative.


January 13, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Advocates of a radical reform solution are pointing to new evidence of the burdens of private sector administrative bureaucracy.


January 6, 2015 | Anthony Brino

In the fourth quarter of the Obama Administration, the nation's chief trade regulators are promising a healthy dose of scrutiny for the continuing waves of healthcare provider mergers and acquisitions.


January 2, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The nation's largest pharmacy chain is tweaking its accountable care experiments, ending some relationships and starting others, as it embarks on another more potentially-disruptive venture.


December 19, 2014 | Anthony Brino

To move beyond the marketing buzz of "population health" and, in some places, to avoid being usurped by provider-sponsored plans, insurers need to see provider contracting more as a partnership for a community's healthcare and wellness.


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