A number of San Francisco area providers and Health Net of California, a Woodland Hills-based payer, are forming an accountable care organization (ACO) for University of California (UC) employees living or working in the area. The hospitals joining in this initiative are the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Ramon, Calif.-based Hill Physicians Medical Group, and St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital both of San Francisco.
“This accountable care arrangement moves our organizations and the patients we serve into a future where traditional barriers to coordinated, integrated and efficient care can be eliminated, and the focus can be squarely placed on providing what our patients need,” Josh Adler, M.D., chief medical officer, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, said in a statement. “I believe this new model will be a significant step forward for UC employees.”
A new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal of American Hospitals (FAH) outlines the impact a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on hospitals and health systems.
New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has developed the Medical Modeling Core, a collaboration led by the Department of Neurosurgery, where clinicians can confer and order 3D models for their cases.
By a vote of 85 to 13, the U.S. Senate on Monday invoked cloture for H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. The Senate resumed post-cloture consideration of the bill on Tuesday and and will now resume on Wednesday, with a vote likely at 2 pm.
New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), the state-wide health information exchange (HIE) organization, announced that the organization is now able to connect with the Veterans Administration (VA), enabling the exchange of healthcare information with hospitals and other healthcare providers in the state who also provide care to veterans outside of the VA.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced $76 million in research grants through its Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program to study the scientific, engineering and socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity.
Nearly 500 delegates and members of the AMA have written an open letter to the association’s Board of Trustees expressing concern and disappointment that the AMA has supported President-elect Donald Trump’s selection as Tom Price, M.D., for HHS Secretary.