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3 challenges for meaningful delivery reform

The alignment of new payment models with existing provider compensation formulas is just one of several challenges that healthcare leaders must address to achieve meaningful payment and healthcare delivery reform, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Healthcare spending is on the rise again

Healthcare spending, which had been tempered in recent years by the fiscal constraints of the Great Recession, appears to be moving on an upward track for the long term.

RWJF grant to spur patient engagement at Partners

Partners HealthCare will soon develop tool to better enable patient engagement thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

CO-OPs face uncertain financial future

Risk adjustment, reinsurance and the  controversial risk corridor program may not be enough to protect consumer operated and oriented health plans from the consequences of rapid growth, according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nurses flock to higher education programs

Baccalaureate, master's and doctoral nursing programs experienced an "enrollment surge" last year, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, a trend that the group says reflects a growing demand for better-educated nurses.

4 creative ways to reach customers amid qualifying life events

Payers need to get creative in order to reach customers who need insurance outside of the typical open enrollment period, according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

3 ways grantmakers can promote payment reform

In a time of major shakeups for how healthcare providers are paid, there are several steps funders can take to promote meaningful payment reforms, according to a Health Affairs blog post. Here are three of those steps. 

Study: Adverse decision in King v. Burwell could cost hospitals billions

Should the U.S. Supreme Court invalidate tax subsidies to purchase insurance in more than three dozen states later this year, it would likely have a devastating impact on healthcare spending moving forward, particularly at the hospital level, according to a new study.

Fewer than half of private-sector workers now covered by employer-sponsored insurance

The Affordable Care Act in a post-recession era may be detrimental to employer-sponsored insurance, according to a new  report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Working class would be hit hardest by ACA subsidy repeal

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in the King v Burwell case, low- and middle-income workers will be hit hardest,  according to an Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  r eport.