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Special edition on SEIU ballot initiatives

CHA is devoting this edition of CHA News to the two ballot initiatives SEIU has filed for the November 2014 General Election.

Until the issue is resolved, we will focus on this issue every two weeks to bring members up to date on the latest developments.

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Despite House Vote, IPAB Lives
Health Leaders Media

Thursday’s House vote to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB as it is commonly known, provides Republicans and some Democrats with symbolic bragging rights and not much more. There’s very little likelihood that the Democrat-controlled Senate, which is home to some of IPAB’s biggest boosters, will even take up the issue during this legislative session.

That means IPAB, which is part of the massive Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, remains the law of land…for now.

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Hospitals Can Save $800M in Claims Costs by Open Adjudication Process
Becker's Hospital Review

Health insurer Blue Shield of California and the Hospital Association of Southern California, which represents 175 acute-care hospitals in Southern California, announced they have collaborated on a program that could save hospitals nationwide $800 million on administrative costs for claims processing.

Blue Shield of California and HASC have worked together since 2010 to reduce claims operating costs through a program called the Partnership in Operational Excellence and Transparency.