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Common Culture - A source of strength for integrated delivery systems | By Cathy Eddy, Health Plan Alliance, July 25, 2016

On July 20, I had the opportunity to be part of a discussion that American Hospital Association and Sharp Healthcare hosted in San Diego for integrated delivery systems with health plans. I was asked to facilitate an exchange on key trends in product innovation...click to continue

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5 things to know about Medicare Advantage plans lacking in-network access to academic medical centers

  1. Medicare Advantage plans include about half (51 percent) of area hospitals in their network, on average, while one in five plans lack in-network access to academic medical centers.
  2. Two in five plans in areas with a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center did not include the center in their networks.
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Source: Becker's Hospital Review

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