Historic News from the Department of Health and Human Services today!

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 4:02:19 PM by Ali Desjardin

The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia M. Burwell, announced today an outline of clear and measurable goals and the timeline for Medicare, as well as the healthcare system more broadly. This “sweeping new plan” referred to by Sarah Kilff of Vox, sets value based payment goals. Burwell writes, “We have the opportunity to shape the way care is delivered and improve the quality of care systemwide, while helping to reduce the growth of health care costs.” This is pretty much the first time since that the ACA and healthcare are moving forward with the goal of rewarding value of care.

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Wellness Wednesday: Early Bird Catches the Worm, and Loses Weight!

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 9:46:05 AM by Ali Desjardin

Welcome to Wellness Wednesday! Read up on some great articles about health, wellness, and food! Check back to the Maxwell blog weekly for new tips and tools for a healthier you!

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Why the ACA's Projected Costs Dropped by $101 Billion

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 10:40:31 AM by Ali Desjardin

The costs that had previously been projected for the Affordable Care Act have actually gone down by $101 billion dollars, according to the most recent study from the Congressional Budget Office. In the 184 page document released in January 2015, projections for possible ACA changes and various outside economic shifts are outlined.

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