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Consolidation In Health Care Markets

Proposed mergers in the health insurance industry and consolidation occurring among hospitals and physician groups are raising alarms that major premium and price increases are soon to follow. In a new issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund,  a review of the recent history of insurer consolidation finds that mergers tend to lead to premium increases,...
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Quality Measurement and Health Care

According to an article published recently in PLoS Medicine, there is limited evidence that many “quality” measures, including those tied to incentives and those promoted by health insurers and governments, lead to improved health outcomes. Despite the lack of evidence, these measures and comparative “quality ratings” are used increasingly. A set of core principles for the...
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Best Practices In Health Care

According to the 2015 Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Best Practices in Health Care Survey, U.S.-based employers indicate they are more committed to providing some form of a health care benefit to employees over the next 10 years than they have been in recent years now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is...
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Primary Care In The New Health Economy

In what is referred to as the New Health Economy, primary care is likely to make a comeback, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute (HRI). Technology, consumer-friendly new entrants, and care teams that rely less on a single physician are leading the way to a reimagined primary care system, poised to deliver...
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Postsecondary Institutions Price of Attendance, Degrees Conferred, and 12-Month Enrollment

This First Look report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is a revised version of the preliminary report released on July 23, 2015. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2014 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2014-15 academic year, Completions...
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2015 County Health Rankings Released

The sixth annual County Health Rankings were released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are an easy-to-use snapshot comparing the health of nearly every county in the nation. The local-level data allow each state to see how its counties compare on 30 factors...
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Tracking And Advancing Underserved Students’ Success

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) surveyed Chief Academic Officers at member institutions from July-October 2015 concerning priorities related to learning outcomes, assessment, general education design, high-impact practices, and data tracking and goal setting around equity and quality learning. Complete findings from the extensive survey are being released in three separate reports, the...
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