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Politics and Policy

Four healthcare policy changes to watch in 2018Insiders unmask what policy actions will continue and what will develop in the next year.
Top 2018 challenges healthcare executives faceExperts weigh in on the findings from Managed Healtcare Executive’s 2017 State of the Industry Survey.
Three things to know about Trump’s HHS lead pick AzarExperts share more about Alex Azar’s background and predict what his top agenda items are likely to be.
Controversy heats up over pharmacy benefit manager DIR feesPBMs make the argument for DIR fees after a litany of complaints from industry stakeholders.
Six healthcare interoperability barriers to watch
Six healthcare interoperability barriers to watchIs interoperability in healthcare a dream, or will payers, providers, and technology vendors finally come together to make data more available to one another?
Opinion: Trump’s executive order will have limited impact on insurance marketWhile many analyses of Section 1a of the executive order cite doom and gloom for health plans, four tenuous contingencies all must take place in order for this to occur.
Population health prevails despite ACA uncertainties, other barriersA survey of nearly 200 healthcare executives has interesting findings related to population health management.
CMS quality payment program year 2 proposal: 8 things to knowCMS’ Quality Payment Program launched in 2016 as part of MACRA. Here’s what’s in store for Year 2.
Opinion: Medicare for all: Imminent or pipe dream?As the nation debates the future of our healthcare system, one idea gaining attention is a “Medicare-for-all” single-payer national health insurance plan.
4 things to know about second failed GOP healthcare billHere’s a look at four changes in the second round of healthcare bill revisions that just weren’t enough to muster up enough votes.