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.
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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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.
Saint Thomas Health has a workaround for its surgical and obstetrics patients ahead of a potential lapse in an anesthesia contract that could ripple across Middle Tennessee.
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.