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3/27/2014

Aetna snags massive public benefits deal

Aetna has won a huge state contract in Texas, pulling away 415,000 lives from Blue Cross Blue Shield and with them several billion dollars in revenue. The Teachers Retirement System of Texas selected Aetna to administer its Active Care health for some 415,000 current public school teachers and their dependents. Aetna estimates that the contract will be the largest membership sale in its history. Between the new deal and

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3/26/2014

PCMH shows benefits for highest-risk members

With a new study of Independence Blue Cross members, evidence on the effectiveness of the patient-centered medical home is swinging back towards the positive.Of 700 IBC members with multiple chronic conditions treated in patient-centered medical home practices, those with the highest-risk had “significantly reduced costs and utilization” compared to those with analogous health problems treated in regular practices, a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care found.Those

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3/26/2014

March Kaiser Health Tracking Poll Finds Gap Narrowing Between Unfavorable and Favorable Views of the Affordable Care Act Among the Public and the Uninsured

Most of the Uninsured Unaware of March 31 Deadline To Get Coverage; Half Plan to Remain Uninsured More Want Congress to Improve the Law Than Replace It As the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period nears an end, the gap between favorable and unfavorable views of the law has narrowed among both the general public and the uninsured, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds. In March, 46

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3/21/2014

WayPoint Healthcare Advisors Expands Consulting Team

WayPoint is pleased to announce three new partnerships with subject matter experts to expand consulting services to clients. WayPoint has teamed with Chip Anderson, Paula Brocklesby, and Blake Murray, who bring more than 40 years of healthcare experience to WayPoint Healthcare Advisors. Anderson is contributing more than 18 years of proven experience in the rapidly changing healthcare industry. His current efforts are concentrated on strategic planning for physician practices.

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3/21/2014

WayPoint Healthcare Advisors Congratulates ACO Clients on Performance Year 1 Interim Results

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released findings on several initiatives to reform the healthcare delivery system, including the interim financial results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs. WayPoint Healthcare Advisors is pleased to announce two WayPoint clients were included in the 29 ACOs that experienced significant shared savings through the first quarter of 2013. ACOs have grown more visible as they’ve gained momentum and credibility. More

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