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Morning Headlines 7/7/16

Legal (Fraud and Abuse) Barriers to Care Transformation and How to Address Them

An AHA report suggests that the Stark Law is becoming an impediment to care coordination and the expansion of value-based payment adoption, arguing that “The risk of overutilization, which drove the passage of the Stark Law, is largely or entirely eliminated in alternative payment models.”

Island Health presses ahead on electronic record system in Nanaimo

In Canada, Island Health’s $174 million Cerner implementation moves forward amid a unanimous no confidence vote from representatives of the health system’s medical association.

HealthyCT crumbles under ACA risk adjustment charges

HealthyCT, Connecticuts co-op insurer, will shut down because it is unable to pay a $13.4 million ACA-mandated risk adjustment payment.

Valeant’s New CEO Brings Familiar Prescription

The Wall Street Journal recaps the past business decisions of Joseph Papa, the new CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, as he works to turn around falling stock prices without resorting to drug price gouging.