In contrast, Healthcare Dive reports on the trend among health care systems to divest hospitals typically acquired in the wake of the ACA's passage. .
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Senate FY 2018 budget resolution which allows tax reform to go forward. Hopefully the tax reform bill will repeal the ACA's health insurer tax and its medical device tax and further delay if not repeal the ACA's Cadillac tax.
The President declared the opioid crisis to be a national public health emergency today as explained in this NPR report.
There are several conferences coming up:
- The Fall Healthcare Planning and Learning Action Network summit on October 30.
- The annual PCORI meeting on October 31 which can be viewed by webcast. Health plans currently fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute created by of course the ACA. The key note speaker is Alan Alda who is a TV doctor for Cigna.
- The Office of National Coordinator of Healthcare Technology's annual meeting will be held on November 30 - December 1. The meeting will focus not surprisingly on interoperability.