March 13, 2017

Weekly review: Here's the House GOP plan to repeal, replace the ACA

Daily Briefing

US News picks the best states for health care. How did your state rank? (March 6)
U.S. News & World Report earlier this month ranked the 50 states by how well they serve their residents in seven categories, including health care.

Here's the House GOP plan to repeal, replace the ACA (March 7)
The newly released American Health Care Act contains several provisions from previous GOP proposals—such as repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual and employer mandates and shifting Medicaid to a per capita allotment model—but also heads in new directions with its Medicaid and funding provisions.

Why major doctor and hospital groups are opposing the House GOP ACA replacement plan (March 8)
The American Medical Association called the House GOP bill "critically flawed," while the American Hospital Association said it could not support the legislation "in its current form."

What 81 health care CEOs think about the ACA debate (March 9)
How do health care executives feel about repealing the ACA, mandatory alternative payment models, and more? Modern Healthcare surveyed 81 CEOs to find out.

How Vidant Medical Center invested in nursing, cut turnover—and saved millions per year  (March 9)
In an exclusive interview for the Daily Briefing, Advisory Board CNO Carol Boston-Fleischhauer spoke with Vidant Medical Center CNO Linda Hofler about how she sold her C-suite on investing nurse retention, helped nurse managers refocus on actually managing, cut new RN turnover in half, and improved the bottom line while ensuring quality and safety.

First-year docs can work 24-hour shifts under new—and controversial—rules (March 10)
First-year residents can work 24-hour shifts starting in July under new rules issued by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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