Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: JANUARY 2016


Haircuts

With the continued move to consumerism, practices must decide if they seek to serve customers or clients, a decision that will lead to very different strategies.

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Give Heed

UnitedHealth quietly launches its latest innovation through its Harken Healthcare subsidiary.

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Acronyms Gone Wild

CMS issues it final rules on the mandatory bundled payment for joint replacement, but in doing so reveals a flawed point of view that is too hospital-centric.

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More Slavitt

Other comments from the head of CMS clearly signal the government’s priority to move its payments, and the entire market, to various forms of value-based reimbursement.

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The King is Dead, Long Live the King

The head of CMS announces the end of the MU program and gives a glimpse into what can be expected from the soon-to-be-announced replacement program.

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Rats Leaving the Sinking Ship

Aetna joins United in leaving the health plan trade group, further signifying that the interests of the big five health plans are divergent from smaller insurers.

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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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