Streamlining Healthcare

Sep 26–28, 2017 | Chicago, IL

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Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, HIDA has provided members with health reform resources that anticipate changing customer needs. As reform continues to dominate headlines, HIDA keeps you on top of the current issues: reform by topic | reform by market.

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Policy Outlooks: MedPAC and MACPAC

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HIDA summarizes the annual reports and recommendations to Congress issued by the commissions annually.

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Healthcare Reform Report

Healthcare Reform: 2013 Update for 2014The Healthcare Reform Update provides an overview of key issues and quality improvement initiatives.
Publ: 2013.

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HIDA healthcare reform analysis slidesStay on Top of the Issues With HIDA Slide Decks

Updated in 2015, members can download usable information detailing how reforms are affecting our industry, graphically formatted for presentations.

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  • Medicaid Expansion Overview 2015
  • ACO Performance 2015
  • HACs & HAIs Policies 2015
  • Tracking ACO Growth Nationally
  • Accountable Care Organizations 101
  • Comparative Effectiveness (CER)
  • Medicare Physician Reimbursement 2015
  • Value-based Purchasing for Hospitals 2015
  • Value-based Purchasing for Post Acute 2015
  • Hospital Readmissions Reduction 2015
  • Community-based Long-term Services
  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)


Also In the HIDA Store

Early reimbursement resources available from the HIDA Store or as a free member download.


  Healthcare Reform: Annual Checkup Market Brief 2011
The Healthcare Reform: Annual Checkup market brief provides an overview of the first year of healthcare reform and outlines projected impacts by topic and by key healthcare markets. Programs and policies, such as accountable care organizations, community health centers, preventive medicine, and more, have been examined and distilled in this early healthcare reform analysis.
Member PDF: Free, download the Annual Checkup >>
Non-member PDF License: $1500, HIDA Store >>

  Healthcare Reform: Appendix O – Pilot Programs & Demonstration Projects
Many of the Medicare and Medicaid changes were preceded by  pilot programs and demonstration projects. This HIDA resource outlines the programs as early indicators of large-scale reimbursement and process changes.
Publication date: November 2010.

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Free, download the Pilot Programs appendix >>
Non-member PDF License: $150, HIDA Store >>


  Healthcare Reform: Glossary of Key Healthcare Reform Terms and Detailed Implementation
This comprehensive resource from HIDA is designed to serve as an appendix to the Healthcare Reform: Industry Advocacy, Stakeholder Impacts & Outlook market brief. This update to the initial market brief is intended to keep members apprised of healthcare reform developments. Publication date: July 2010.
Member PDF: Free, download the Glossary appendix >>
Non-member PDF License: $150, HIDA Store >>

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