Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: MARCH 2016


Easter Eggs

In its recent budget proposal, the Administration puts forward a legislative idea that would force out-of-network physicians to accept in-network rates for their hospital work.

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Decision Overload

Value-based payments will mean that physician practices will soon begin shopping for population health management software; currently the market is overloaded with niche solutions that will make it hard to pick the right tools.

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Gored Oxen

I don’t know how it came to be that oxen get gored as often as they do. I have never seen the goring of an ox, but the word picture is clear enough for me to get that is probably a real mess. And not a good day for the ox.

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Raccoons

Being from Arkansas originally, I did not grow up with a lot of literature set in my native environment. Unless you count the camouflage clothing catalog from Bass Pro Shop. So when we read ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ in elementary school, it was a bit special because it was about us rednecks.

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Get Your Mind Right

News flash…They cancelled the Marcus Welby TV show. No, really, it is off the air.

As healthcare gets blown up and reconstructed, that version of independent medicine is gone and it isn’t coming back. If you are reading here in hopes of finding some magic potion that can lead back to the good old days, you will be disappointed. Besides, if READ MORE »



$40,000

It costs practices $40,000 per physician per year to track and report various clinical quality measures.

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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.

Yes, I'd like to get Tim's blog.