Healthcare Business Weekly Update, February 3, 2014
February 3, 2014 Vol. XVI, No. 5
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With this issue, we introduce a streamlined look for the Healthcare Business Weekly Update. What hasn't changed are the important stories that are sure to impact and inform your work. We hope you enjoy it.

  1. Savings from Medicare ACOs, Pioneer ACOs Exceed $380 Million: CMS

  2. Healthcare Innovation in Action: 19 Transformative Trends

  3. Infographic: The Impact of U.S. Healthcare Spending

  4. 3 Barriers to Care Management of Advanced Illness

  5. Case Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life Care

  6. 3 Benefits of Proposed "Better Care" Bill for Medicare's Medically Complex

  7. 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Dual Eligibles Care Coordination

  8. New Chart: Top Components of an ACO

  9. Eliminating Spousal Coverage Could Cost Employers More

  10. Health Insurance Exchanges: Product Design, Promotion and Positioning

  11. 3 Key Benefits to Prudent Sharing of Physician Performance Data

  12. Health Information Exchanges Benefit Hospitals, ED Patients

  13. Navigating Care Transitions with Preferred SNF and Home Health Providers

  14. 4 Trends for Healthcare Providers in 2014

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