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Managed care will completely replace today's healthcare payment system by 2025, former White House adviser says

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Healthcare providers should expect that they will be paid exclusively through managed care systems by 2025, a former White House adviser said Tuesday.

Managed care experiment for dual-eligibles set to boom; observers worried

Managed care experiment for dual-eligibles set to boom; observers worried

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A federal experiment for dual-eligibles that hopes to cut Medicaid and Medicare costs through managed care is set to exponentially expand, and some are worried it is destined to fail, according to a report from Kaiser Health News.

Wearing the bull's eye not much fun

Wearing the bull's eye not much fun

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If you are a skilled care operator, it might seem as if a big target has been placed squarely on your back.

Federal nursing home-to-community transition program falling woefully short, researchers say

Federal nursing home-to-community transition program falling woefully short, researchers say

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A program meant to transition nursing home residents out of institutional care and into their own communities is not meeting projected transfer rates, a national analysis finds.

Revenue declines, not Medicaid expansions, to blame for state budget shortfalls, report suggests

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Recession-related state budget shortfalls are the result of revenue decline, not greater spending on Medicaid, a new report suggests.

Study: Osteoporosis plan could cut hip fractures by 25% nationally

More active osteoporosis disease management could cut the rate of hip fractures in the United States by 25%, according to a new Kaiser Permanent study. Researchers recommend increased use of bone scans, as well as greater use of anti-osteoporosis medications.