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Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)

60 seconds with … Rep. Diane Black

Q: You recently introduced a bipartisan bill to create a bundled payment system that would give a lump sum to acute and post-acute providers for a single episode of care. What makes your plan different?

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee

Bipartisan bill proposes new provider networks to serve chronically ill seniors

Skilled nursing and rehabilitation providers would be able to join networks dedicated to treating chronically ill Medicare patients, under a new bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in both houses of Congress. The “Better Care, Lower Cost Act” seeks to establish the Better Care Program, which would enable healthcare providers to form networks similar to accountable care organizations, but with a special focus on coordinating care for those with chronic conditions.

John O'Connor

An expensive doorstop

It’s hard to reflect on the Commission on Long-Term Care’s recently submitted report without getting hacked off. To call it a fool’s errand would be to insult misdirected dimwits.

Care for dual eligibles increasingly will rely on new technologies.

Report: Providers should prepare for managed care partnerships for dual-eligibles services

Managed care organizations are set to play a bigger role in how long-term care is provided for people currently eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, and providers should focus on having the right capabilities in place for them, according to a new report. Released by merchant bank TripleTree, it also identifies technology vendors enabling these capabilities in the long-term and post-acute care settings.

naviHealth, Health Alliance team up

naviHealth, a post-acute care management company and Health Alliance (a health plan for 300,000 people in Iowa and Illinois), recently announced an expanded partnership that will provide access to personalized post-acute care for Health Alliance Medicare Advantage members.

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