Industry Updates 6/27/2017 Article Summary - Co-hosted by Lenovo Health, Justin Barnes Advisors, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Center for Connected Medicine (UPMC-CCM), Inventiv Health and HIMSS Media, the group’s inaugural event, The Health Innovation Think Tank: A Collaboration of Global Health Industry Thought Leaders, brought together some 50 healthcare thought leaders from all types of leading care delivery systems and health IT vendor organizations to examine issues associated with the adoption of innovations in categories such as value-based care, connected health and virtual care. The one-day symposium was moderated by Justin Barnes, director of Justin Barnes Advisors and host of This Just In Radio Show.

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The health care management programs at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas have banded together to form the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM), which formally debuted April 20.

“The center is intended to bring all of the faculty together, reach out to many of you that are in industry, and invite you to speak and lecture and be part of this great effort,” Dr. Britt Berrett, the center’s director, said at a launch event attended by health care professionals, students and professors.

Click here to read more on the UT Dallas website.

This Kaiser Family Foundation Article provides an in-depth look at possible Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement proposals as well as provides materials for readership to put together a thorough comparison of each.

Plans available for comparison:

  • The Affordable Care Act, 2010 (PDF)
  • Rep. Tom Price’s Empowering Patients First Act, 2015 (PDF)
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan’s A Better Way: Our Vision for a More Confident America, 2016 (PDF)
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy’s Patient Freedom Act, 2017 (PDF)
  • Sen. Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act, 2017 (PDF)

Click here to visit the article and run the comparison report provided on the site. You may compare up to 3 plans using the comparison tool.

We have been taking a little time off to get ahead of the ACA repeal plan and helping clients build new opportunities for the future. We have also posted the Congressional Budget Report released 1/17/2017 scoring the costs and savings of portions of Obamacare repeal on our website for you review.

2016 was busy with new and existing clients. Our background in working with physicians and healthcare organizations for over 40 years has been immensely helpful and it has been satisfying to see physicians take the lead in their communities to get ahead of reform and build sustainable strategies.

Highlights of our past year include:

In a Q&A style blog article, Mark Miller of RetirementRevised outlines how Medicare "modernization" proposals under a GOP majority government will affect enrollees.

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