Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: APRIL 2016


Pressure

Medicaid is consuming an ever-greater share of state budgets, forcing state governments to react.  Two early stories of reimbursement cuts and increased fraud recovery efforts suggest what the future could bring.

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Before and After Speak

Large health system mergers often fail to deliver the promised cost savings and operating efficiencies, a finding that should surprise no one.

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Jackalope

Anthem announces its second joint venture with a regional health system to provide a new insurance product, this one in Wisconsin.

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Shark Week

A physician recruiting firm releases data on 2015 salaries for internists, family medicine physicians and physician assistants.

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More CPC+

The new CMS primary care payment model is going forward in spite of mixed to disappointing results from the pilot project.

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High Output Machines

CMS unveils yet another new payment program, this one focused on primary care physicians that continues its march toward value-based reimbursement.

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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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