Weekly Roundup: Health care news and notes

July 31, 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:

  • CMS new proposal to cover end-of-life counseling is not renewing death-panel fears. [National Journal]
  • 10,000 people are now enrolling in Medicare – every day. [Forbes]
  • Antibiotic resistance targeted in 21st century cures act. [MedPage Today]
  • Medicare and Medicaid mark a milestone. [The Washington Post]
  • Takeaways from Alaska’s Medicaid expansion. [The Wall Street Journal]
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposes more observation money, but it’s a package deal. [AIS Health]
  • The future of health care: hacking, hospitals, technology and more. [The Wall Street Journal]
  • Study: The right incentives drive success in medical home. [AAFP]
  • Lives grow longer, and health care’s challenges change. [The New York Times]
  • Panel: More public health money will save money and lives. [HealthLeaders Media]
  • Feds say 7.5m people paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance. [Kaiser Health News]
  • States may tap hospitals to help pay for Medicaid expansion in 2017. [Modern Healthcare]
  • Five challenges that are facing Medicaid at 50. [Kaiser Health News]
  • NCQA app aids in finding quality doctors & insurers. [HealthData Management]
  • Consumers’ satisfaction with coverage is linked to out-of-pocket expenses. [Kaiser Health News]



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