April 29, 2016




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CMS Releases Proposed Rule on MACRA
Final Rules Released on Medicaid Managed Care
HSA Limits Released for 2017
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It’s nerd prom this weekend! Political nerds throughout the federal city will have their eyes glued to C-SPAN on Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where Hollywood’s brightest stars schmooze with the political and press elite at the “Hinckley Hilton.” Larry Wilmore, from Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, is due to host and President Obama will make his final appearance in the traditional self-deprecating address.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called for re-instating state high risk pools to lower prices for non-high risk consumers.
The Health Care Cost Institute released a new study that shows the significant price variance in healthcare throughout the country.
A new study from AcademyHealth finds that telemedicine may deliver just as good outcomes as those from in-person physician visits.
Why have some insurers found success with the exchanges while many others have not?
A Kaiser Family Foundation expert blames UHC’s poor pricing model for its reason to quit the exchanges.
The CDC rolled out its "report card on the nation's health” this week containing all things health-data.
These are the medical procedures that account for 80% of all healthcare spending.
The Politico Magazine cover story this week looks at the Obama Administration’s inconsistent communications strategy, particularly with its marketing of healthcare reform.
Here’s the latest political analysis of the 2016 elections from our consultants at Peck Madigan Jones.
The Economist looked into the potential for autistic people during Autism Awareness Month.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attended a Springsteen concert this week and thoroughly enjoyed himself.

Former Bartlett administration press secretary C.J. Cregg stopped by the White House press briefing to discuss the opioid epidemic today .
A monkey in your brain may have a lot to do with why you’re putting things off.
It turns out Cubs phenom Jake Arrieta is human, after he gave up his first run at Wrigley in 52 2/3 innings, the second-longest such streak in more than a century. His ERA has crept up accordingly, to 1.00.
It’s going to be this next week.

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