Designing a Communication Strategy for a Clinically Integrated Network

Source: Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

Date: February 21, 2017

SVHP was recently highlighted in a series of case studies developed by the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) along with 19 other quality organizations across the nation. This case study is meant to address one of the core competencies being addressed by this collaborative.

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The Peril of Seeing a Doctor Not in your Plan

Source: Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Date: February 2017

Why it pays to see a doctor in your plan
Why it pays to see a doctor in your plan


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Cures Act heads to Senate after quick passage in House

Cures Act heads to Senate after quick passage in House

Source: Modern Healthcare

Author: Shannon Muchmore

Date: November 30, 2016

Healthcare industry leaders are celebrating the passage Tuesday of a sweeping package of biomedical innovation and mental health reform bills in the first step of a major legislative accomplishment in the lame duck session.

The House passed the 21st Century Cures Act 392-26 after months of negotiations. The legislation aims to expedite federal approval of new drugs but included a bevy of Easter eggs for the healthcare industry, which lobbied heavily for the bill.

Senate leaders have said they will vote on the Cures Act early next week and the White House has said President Barack Obama would sign the long-delayed act into law.

All but six House Democrats voted for the bill despite some reservations. Twenty House Republicans voted against the bill.

The $4.8 billion of funding for the National Institutes of Health included in the act is not mandatory and must still be appropriated every year. Republicans pledged to do so in discussion of the bill Monday night.

The funding would go toward Democratic priorities such as Obama’s precision medicine initiative and Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” research project. In a tweet Tuesday evening, Biden urged the Senate to pass the bill so it could reach the President’s desk.


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