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In response to the Affordable Care Act’s goal of reducing the number of uninsured Americans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Mercy Health in Grand Rapids have announced that as of Oct. 1, residents of Kent, Muskegon and Oceana counties who don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance, or who are Medicare-eligible, will be able to buy insurance from Blue Care Network of Michigan that is “very affordably priced.” Read More
Spectrum Health prices at Grand Rapids hospitals and clinics will increase an average of 5.9 percent in FY2014, which begins July 1, according to its annual budget review. Read More
It’s no fun to be sick. Read More
The POM accountable care organization organized by U-M represents 1,800 physicians.
Federal health authorities have announced a new accountable care organization approved by Medicare in January that represents 1,800 doctors across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula — including perhaps a thousand or more working in or near Grand Rapids, Muskegon and surrounding counties. Read More
The looming fiscal cliff has implications for health care. The package of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes is set to kick in during January 2013 unless President Obama and Capitol Hill agree on a way to stop them. Here are some items of interest regarding health care. Read More
Hospitals are trying to reduce readmission rates to comply with Affordable Care Act.
Another aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act kicked in with the start of the new federal fiscal year on Oct. 1, when Medicare began penalizing hospitals that have certain types of Medicare patients who are discharged and then readmitted too soon, too often. Read More