|Weighing in on ACOs|
Beneficiary Assignment, Data Sharing Opt Out Raise Red Flags
The highly anticipated proposed rules for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on March 31, 2011.
|Hospitals Push Economic Message|
With the state facing a $1 billion-plus deficit, Louisiana’s hospitals are marshalling economic arguments to support the governor’s budget flexibility proposals, which include cutting 10 percent of dedicated funds.
|Physicians Play Vital Economic Role|
Louisiana’s office-based physicians had an economic impact of $11 billion, helped support nearly 49,000 jobs and $400 million in local and state taxes in 2009, according to a report commissioned by the American Medical Association.