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Hatch, Burr, and Upton Propose to Cap the Exclusion

Brian Collins / Blog February 11, 2015

One of the largest tax expenditures in the code is the unlimited exclusion for employer-sponsored health benefits.

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Transitioning to Organized Systems of Care

Health / Research January 20, 2015

The results from the first two years of Medicare’s ACO programs are in, and those results show a mix of modest successes and significant challenges.

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Transitioning to Organized Systems of Care: Medical Homes, Payment Bundles, and the Role of Fee-for-Service

Health / Research January 20, 2015

In today’s health care system, fee-for-service remains the dominant payment model for both public and private payers.

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Ten Charts that Explain BPC’s Updated Baseline

Shai Akabas / Blog February 7, 2014

Samantha Greene contributed to this post. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its latest Budget and Economic Outlook earlier this week. There has been much discussion of appendices B and C of that report, which addressed the impact of the Affordable…

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Strengthening the Health Professional Workforce

Brian Collins / Blog August 8, 2013

A strong health professional workforce is needed to support high quality, value-driven care delivery and payment across the entire health care system.

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Full Steam Ahead! Competitive Bidding Achieves the Best Price for Beneficiaries, Medicare and Taxpayers

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog July 3, 2013

Despite opposition from suppliers of durable medical equipment (DME) and some members of Congress, the competitive bidding program to set DME payments for Medicare beneficiaries officially expanded to 91 regions nationwide on Monday.

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Navigating Health Care Coordination and Industry Consolidation

Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog June 21, 2013

While greater financial and clinical integration of providers can bring about higher quality care at a lower overall cost, increasing provider consolidation does pose certain risks.

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Reducing Subsidies for Higher Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog June 7, 2013

The BPC proposal would reduce premium subsidies for Medicare beneficiaries with income starting at $60,000 for single beneficiaries and $90,000 for couples.

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A Fix for the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

G. William Hoagland, Katherine Hayes / Blog May 31, 2013

Reforming the sustainable growth rate formula presents a critical opportunity for Congress to enact comprehensive Medicare reimbursement reforms that prioritize quality and value.

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