Monthly Archives: May 2012

HCFA Reacts to Senate Payment Reform Bill

Yesterday afternoon the Senate released its payment reform proposal. Like the House bill, the Senate bill (full text) advances the discussion on how to make systemic changes to our health care delivery system. We’re busy tearing through the 5080 lines … Continue reading

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Speaker DeLeo: “We will lead the nation in finding a way to curb health care costs.”

This afternoon the House unveiled their cost control bill, the Health Care Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction Act of 2012 (read the full bill text; and the Committee summary (pdf)). Weighing in at 178 pages (3758 lines!), the bill takes … Continue reading

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What Makes Better Care? The Series. Part 9: Transparency

As the House and Senate get close [Note: the House is releasing their bill at 2:30 pm this afternoon, in Nurses Hall in the State House] to releasing their versions of comprehensive payment and delivery reform legislation, the Campaign For … Continue reading

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What Makes Better Care? The Series. Part 8: Consumer Protections

As the House and Senate get close to releasing their versions of comprehensive payment and delivery reform legislation, the Campaign For Better Care, with the help of students from the Harvard School of Public Health, will be doing a series … Continue reading

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What Makes Better Care? The Series. Part 7: Patient Choice and Accessibility

As the House and Senate get close to releasing their versions of comprehensive payment and delivery reform legislation, the Campaign For Better Care, with the help of students from the Harvard School of Public Health, will be doing a series … Continue reading

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What Makes Better Care? The Series. Part 6: Shared Savings

As the House and Senate get close to releasing their versions of comprehensive payment and delivery reform legislation, the Campaign For Better Care, with the help of students from the Harvard School of Public Health, will be doing a series … Continue reading

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What Makes Better Care? The Series. Part 5: Public and Community Health

  As the House and Senate get close to releasing their versions of comprehensive payment and delivery reform legislation, the Campaign For Better Care, with the help of students from the Harvard School of Public Health, will be doing a … Continue reading

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