By Sam Baker - 11/26/12 11:18 PM EST
The Supreme Court's move is procedural. It doesn't suggest that the court sees merit in Liberty's claims, and the 4th Circuit will still be bound by the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the healthcare law as constitutional.
ACOs abound: A new study from the consulting firm Oliver Wyman says one of healthcare reform's big delivery-system reforms — the creation of accountable care organizations — is catching on. Somewhere between 25 million and 31 million people already get their care from an ACO, the report says, the bulk of whom are non-Medicare patients in Medicare ACOs. The full report is here.
Medicaid math: A handful of states would actually save money by signing on to the healthcare law's Medicaid expansion, the Kaiser Family Foundation said Monday. Although Republican governors have protested the cost of the expansion, Kaiser said it actually won't cost the states much at all — they'll see about a 0.3 percent jump in their Medicaid spending, while the federal government would see a double-digit increase. Healthwatch has more.
State by state
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she needs more information as she weighs her options for an insurance exchange.
Missouri probably won't take part in the Medicaid expansion.
New Mexico is taking a fresh look at its insurance regulations.
Covington & Burling LLP / Eli Lilly and Company
Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC / 3M / "Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement implementation of FDA User Fees and general medical device issues"
Breaux Lott Leadership Group / Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Blank Rome Government Relations / Tompkins Strategies LLC on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business / ACA implementation
Blank Rome Government Relations / Consumer Health Care Products Association
Blank Rome Government Relations / Ogilvy Government Relations on behalf of AdvaMed
Blank Rome Government Relations / Budco Health Service Solutions
The Huffington Post looks at the cost of expanding Medicaid.
Hospitals are under pressure to cut readmissions, The New York Times reports.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains why he rejected a state-based exchange.
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