Health Wonk Review for April 23, 2015

The Everything-PPACA Edition

Joe Paduda over at Managed Care Manners took the helm for the latest edition of Health Wonk Review and – much to our delight – he’s dedicated the edition to the PPACA (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for those who may have forgotten).

PPACA …

Paduda included seven posts under the subhead PPACA:

Medicare …

  • Louise Norris and Jason Shafrin both took a look at the passage of the bipartisan fix for Medicare physician reimbursement. Norris, writing for the re-launched medicareresources.org, offers her take on the much-heralded legislation and its implications for Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Shafrin has his own assessment, pointing out the the legislation adds $141 billion in additional costs over the next decade while simplifying programs intended to reward top-performing docs.

… and beyond

Last, but as they say, “not least” in this week’s edition:

It’s all good stuff. Happy reading!

Next up for HWR? Yours truly hosts HWR here at healthinsurance.org on May 7.

See you then.


Steve Anderson is editor and content manager for healthinsurance.org, where he’s been writing about health insurance and health reform since 2008. He’s been fortunate to have worked with a talented team of health policy writers.

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