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Insurers Moving to ‘Population Health’ Systems
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Insurers Moving to ‘Population Health’ Systems

November 26, 2015 By Steven Wishnia U.S. health-insurance companies are moving away from a “fee for service” system, where doctors and hospitals get paid for the specific services they do, to a “pay for performance” system, where they get a flat fee for providing care, and make money if they come in under budget.

Empire’s Tom Canty: Health-Insurance Leader
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Empire’s Tom Canty: Health-Insurance Leader

November 16, 2015 By Steven Wishnia Empire BlueCross BlueShield is by far the New York area’s largest provider of health insurance for labor unions. It handles plans that cover almost 3 million union members, including city and state employees, SEIU Local 32BJ, 12 Teamsters locals, and most of the building trades.

Physician Practice Acquisitions Driving The High Cost Of Care
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Physician Practice Acquisitions Driving The High Cost Of Care

November 12, 2015 By MIchael Jordan, President, Labor and Strategic Accounts Division,
 Special to LaborPress New York, NY – Hospitals across the U.S. are merging and purchasing physician practices in efforts to reduce waste and reward value, rather than volume, and to prepare for accountability. It’s a potentially costly trend that savvy fund managers need to…

SEIU 1199 Joins ‘Fight for 15’
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SEIU 1199 Joins ‘Fight for 15’

November 10, 2015 By Tara Jessup New York, NY – Today, Tuesday, November 10th, thousands of homecare and healthcare workers joined fast-food and other low-wage workers to rally and march in support of the $15 New York State minimum wage.

Shared Savings With ACOs
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Shared Savings With ACOs

November 3, 2015 LaborPress Staff Volume-based fee-for-service reimbursement has failed to align incentives across stakeholders. In fact, the current state of the U.S. healthcare system stems directly from plan sponsors’ narrowly focusing on reducing costs versus providers raising prices to battle mounting expenditures. 

Urgent Care Center Accountability
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Urgent Care Center Accountability

October 20, 2015 By Tara Jessup New York, NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced agreements with four urgent care centers to provide clear, detailed information to consumers about the centers’ participation with health plans. This move, the first enforcement action of New York’s recently adopted ‘Surprise Bill Law,’ will protect consumers from…

What’s Driving the High Cost of Care?
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What’s Driving the High Cost of Care?

October 14, 2015 By Michael Jordan President, Labor and Strategic Accounts Division,
Special to LaborPress Hospitals across the U.S. are merging and purchasing physician practices in efforts to reduce waste and reward value, rather than volume, and to prepare for accountability. The fallout from all of this could be great — but there are ways fund managers…

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