HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA Still Intact for Now, But for How Long?

Now that President Donald Trump has taken office legislative efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have begun in earnest. Both the House of Representatives and the … [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE

What Trump Administration Could Mean for ACA and Labs

Now that the election has concluded, labs and others in the health care industry have a new concern—what will the fallout be? President-elect Trump promised throughout the campaign to repeal the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Studies Examine Impact of Federal and State Policies on Health Costs and Utilization

Lab leaders often read about national and state policies. But effects of them may be harder to discover. The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) was motivated to find answers. Six recently released … [Read more...]

STATE LAW

State Laws Highlight Need for Price Transparency

Despite the fact that the majority of state legislatures have passed some laws relating to pricing transparency for health care services, only seven states are receiving passing grades for both the … [Read more...]

STATE LAW

Despite Passing More Laws, States Flunking Health Price Transparency

Despite the fact that the majority of state legislatures have passed some laws relating to pricing transparency for health care services, only seven states are receiving passing grades for both the … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

New Policies Could Enhance Minorities’ Benefit from Precision Medicine

Racial and ethnic groups currently are less likely to benefit from advances in genetics, according to a study published Aug. 8 in Health Affairs. The authors say a multi-pronged strategy involving … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

CMS Unveils Proposed Rule Implementing MACRA and Replacing Meaningful Use

In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt indicated that the “Meaningful Use program as it has existed, will now be effectively over and … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

CMS Issues Proposed Rule Implementing MACRA

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt indicated the "Meaningful Use program as … [Read more...]

DATA

Big Data, Informatics and Specimen Reliability Dominate Discussion at G2 Lab Revolution Event

Opportunities and challenges for laboratories was the key theme of G2 Intelligence’s Lab Revolution and a one-day pre-conference workshop held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

As Value-based Goals are Achieved, Medicare Spending Declines By Billions of Dollars

percent of Medicare payments to quality was reached months earlier than anticipated, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently reported that Medicare spending between 2009 and … [Read more...]


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