Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: JUNE 2016


Add Trend Line

A look at how annual increases in healthcare costs have trended over the past 50 years helps provide context as we think about where things are headed in the future.

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Progress in Oregon

Oregon’s Medicaid program shows good progress on several measures in 2015, but in doing so points out just how hard the work of coordinated care really is.

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Not So New

Oscar Health, a new tech-enabled insurer, arrived to a lot of fanfare, but is learning that the realities of the individual health insurance market are not easily solved with just a cool app.

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Davy Jones’ Locker

The California Insurance Commissioner lambasts the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger as likely leading to higher prices and lower quality.

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Lies of Omission

The Supreme Court affirms that filing claims for payment without disclosing a material compliance issue can be the basis for a False Claim Act violation.

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Middle Man

Drug distribution companies account for 27% of the $425 billion spent on drugs and medications, but they also cloud the transparency needed if we are to more effectively manage drug spending.

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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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