Feb 27
Health care leaders to Congress: Stabilize insurance market

Holly Fletcher | The Tennessean Don’t expect reform of the Affordable Care Act to be tabled or resolved any time soon. Debate over how to replace or repair the controversial federal health law is projected to run through the end of the year and probably into 2018 — and it certainly won’t be wrapped up…

Feb 27
Tavenner, Pollack ask that ACA replacement plan tackle individual markets first, Medicaid later

By Dave Barkholz  | Modern Healthcare If the Trump Administration and Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act, they ought to first fix the marketplace for individuals and put off the contentious debate of Medicaid reform for many months, two leading health association presidents said Thursday. Speaking at a Nashville Health Care Council luncheon, American Hospital Association…

Feb 27
Payers and Providers: ACA Repeal and Replace Won’t Be Easy

Philip Betbeze | HealthLeaders Media While repealing the ACA only requires 50 votes in the Senate, replacement requires 60. With little cross-aisle cooperation expected, the administration will need to scale down its ambitions, healthcare leaders say. Repeal and repair may be all the president and Congressional Republicans can hope for in dealing with the ACA…

Feb 8
Health care blockchain startup wraps $2M round

Geert De Lombaerde | NashvillePost.com Local blockchain venture Hashed Health has secured nearly $2 million in funding to develop products and services aimed at speeding up the use of distributed ledger technology in health care. Launched last year by former InVivoLink CEO John Bass, Hashed Health is a consortium marketing blockchain product management, development and…

Feb 1
SpecialtyCare Acquires Trident Health Resources, Inc.

Increases national coverage and scope of services, extending market leadership as the largest, most comprehensive provider of patient-centered perfusion services Grows SCOPE™ database to advance demonstrated expertise in clinical research that is defining industry standards and clinical benchmarks Expands the audience that benefits from SpecialtyCare’s transparent quality reporting and ability to help maintain regulatory compliance…