Next health care evolution to test durability, role of Nashville’s powerhouse industry

Perspective: The coming era of change in health care could put Nashville on track for an awakening about the role and durability of its powerhouse industry even as HCA Healthcare projects the company is in “a bit of a safe zone.”

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Alan Levine explains why ‘an unapologetic free market capitalist’ thinks East Tennessee can be healthier with less competition

Alan Levine, CEO of Ballad Health, talked to a group at Health:Further on Aug. 29 about how, and why, the newly merged health system wants to rethink the way people get care in East Tennessee.  
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By the Numbers: Tennessee approves insurers’ 2019 ACA requests

The requests garnered approval on Aug. 22 from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and now head to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for final approval. Two insurers revised original requests for deeper decreases after a commitment from the federal government on risk adjustment payments.

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»At a glance: Tennessee’s 2019 ACA premiums, risk adjustment impact

With primaries in the rearview, health care leaders wait for details to emerge from Dean and Lee

This is the first in an on-going series that will look at a wide range of issues, including the economy, infrastructure and manufacturing, facing Tennessee’s next governor.

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Podcast: Holly talks what puts health care on edge + why politicians, execs need to answer hard questions

Health:Further’s David Shifrin invited me on ‘The Future of Health’ podcast to talk about the BirdDog experiment and Nashville’s health care industry from an observer’s perspective.

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Competition shakes up Tennessee ACA exchange: Highlights urban-rural divide, ups interest in cost impact

The distinguishing characteristic of Tennessee’s 2019 individual health insurance market may be competition—and geography will matter.

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