Weekly Roundup: Health care news and notes

June 19, 2015 · NCQA

Every Friday NCQA gives a rundown of some of the health care news stories from the past week. Here are some of our picks for this week:

  • What’s at stake when The Supreme Court rules on health plan subsidies. [Kaiser Health News]
  • Medicare’s income-related premiums, a data note. [Kaiser Family Foundation]
  • Quality and control, not choice, is what insurance customers want. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Pennsylvania NCQA patient care medical homes are receiving shared savings and improved quality while reducing ER & hospitalization. [JAMA]
  • How states are working to control prescription drug costs. [National Journal]
  • The National Cancer Institute’s new multi-site trial will treat cancer based on mutation rather than site. [The Associated Press]
  • Hospitals that are jumping into the insurance business are risking a rough landing. [Modern Healthcare]
  • How the Affordable Care Act is changing Medicare and the challenges that remain. [Commonwealth Fund]
  • Computer experts deliver insulin to diabetic kids. [The Wall Street Journal]
  • Is the uninsured rate the lowest ever? [Kaiser Health News]
  • Organ donation: State efforts have done little to close the supply gap. [Kaiser Health News]
  • Consumers in grandfathered plans can face higher costs for preventive benefits. [Kaiser Health News]
  • Medicare vies to keep accountable care organizations on board with more flexible rules. [Modern Healthcare]
  • American Medical Association tables telemedicine ethical guidelines. [Modern Healthcare]
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