Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: OCTOBER 2015


Paradigms and Anomalies, Part II

One more study emerges to confirm that when health systems employ physicians, costs go up and not down.

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Paradigms and Anomalies, Part I

One more study emerges to confirm that when health systems employ physicians, costs go up and not down.

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Guerilla Warfare

Narrow networks get personal as one of our family providers gets excluded by UnitedHealthcare and the practice fights back.

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Stark Reality

Steady news of legal settlements against health systems for physician employment agreements that provide illegal rewards for volume and referrals continues to raise questions about the inevitability of the employment model.

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Co-ops and Corridors

Two more of the 23 health co-ops established by the ACA shutter operations and each blames the lack of ‘risk corridor’ payments as reason for their closing.

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Throwback Thursday

Unless Congress finds a solution, about 16 million Medicare beneficiaries are facing a 52% increase in the Part B premiums for 2016.

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