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Cerner chips away at building $4.5B campus

A local Kansas City newspaper reports on the progress Cerner has made on its 10-year, $4.5 billion Trails Campus construction.

Florida Blues collected $471 million profit on ACA plans in 2015

Florida Blue Cross and Blue Shield reports $471 million in profits from its insurance exchange business, unlike the massive losses reported by other major insurers like Highmark, Humana, and UnitedHealth Group.

Consumerism in focus at AHIP 2016 this week, organizers say

Former CMS Administrator and current AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner presents the keynote speech at this year’s AHIP annual conference, calling for an increase in technology as healthcare reimbursement moves away from fee-for-service payment models.

New Methodology To Examine Spending Patterns For End-Of-Life Care

According to a Health Affairs study analyzing end-of-life spending data for Medicare patients finds that costs run five times higher for patients with multiple chronic diseases during the last year of life.

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  • Vaporware?: JTR, Cerner is re-tooling itself from a software company (sic) into a service company. The company needs a place to put ...
  • Dave Butler: Many similar issues that I've found as well during my time with provider groups. The EHRs screen can be really busy and ...
  • Justa Trench Rat: Nice to see Cerner continuing with their new campus. I am sure our implementation of their highly questionable revenue ...
  • FRANK POGGIO: Shows to go ya...answering black and white Jeopardy questions is a far cry from the massive grey area of medicine/pharma...
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