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ARCHIVES: MAY 2016


Show Me Showdown

The Missouri Department of Insurance is the first state to find serious anti-competitive effects of the proposed Aetna-Humana merger.

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Separation of Powers

A judge’s ruling that cost reduction payments to insurers is unconstitutional because Congress never authorized the funding is the latest threat to the Affordable Care Act.

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MACRA Wrap Up

After two weeks of exploring the MACRA rule, we wrap up with a few thoughts of our own as to what this means for independent practices.

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Press Releases

Reactions to the proposed MACRA rules vary, but generally object to the very short time frame for implementing the changes.

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Plan B

The Advanced Alternative Payment Model of MACRA offers an alternative to MIPS for those who take sufficient financial risk in providing care.

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MIPS Money

How the MIPS score will be applied to physician reimbursement is highly complex – in short, payments can go up or down 4% in year one and eventually up or down 9%.

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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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