Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: NOVEMBER 2015


Proton Torpedoes

A provision buried in the 2015 omnibus budget bill puts a crimp in the risk corridor payments to insurance companies, which could have a long term impact on the Affordable Care Act.

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Black Friday

As Black Friday approaches, it is a reminder that the rapid evolution of healthcare toward consumerism will require physician practices to think intentional about certain marketing decisions that they never considered previously.

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Muttering at My Monitor

A study that looks at how market concentration and leverage affects what physicians are paid leaves your humble author beside himself.

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Shaving with Ockham

As the employer mandate extends to businesses with 50-100 employees in 2016, one commentator sees a faint potential risk that leads to a suggestion of even more government intervention.

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Misaligned Cabinet Doors

Cost sharing for prescriptions is more than twice as high in silver exchange plans than for employer-sponsored plans, which leads chronic patients to forego their meds, which leads to an increase in downstream costs.

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ALN

Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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