UMHS part of new program to improve Medicare delivery
The U-M Health System is teaming with eight Michigan physician groups to form a new accountable care organization that aims to improve care for 81,000 Michiganders enrolled in traditional Medicare, and slow the growth of health care costs. Federal health officials announced the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO on Thursday. It’s part of a massive nationwide expansion of ACOs.
• The organization announced Thursday will build on U-M’s experience as a pioneer in the ACO movement.
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke to visit U-M for event Monday
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke joins Dean Susan Collins of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy for a conversation on Monday, in his first visit to U-M. Collins said the conversation, from 4-5:30 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium, would cover monetary policy, recovery from the global financial crisis and long-term challenges facing the U.S. economy. The event is free and open to the public but seating passes are required.
REMINDER: Payroll office urges use of electronic W-2s
Employees who have not already done so are asked to visit Wolverine Access no later than Jan. 24 to consent to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2012 W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
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The ultimate gift
Dr. Shawn Hervey-Jumper first met Laurence Carolin when the 15-year-old was exhibiting symptoms that eventually would be diagnosed as a highly malignant brain tumor. Over time, he came to know Laurence quite well. In the fall issue of Colleagues in Care — Pediatrics, Hervey-Jumper shares his insights on how the young man, who chose to donate his brain for study after his death in 2010, touched his doctor's heart. He also talks about Laurence's gift in this video.