Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: DECEMBER 2016


Adieu

Thank you for joining us throughout 2016.

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Changing Suits

CMS released its final rules to expand its mandatory bundled payment program from orthopedics into cardiac procedures, but HHS Secretary nominee Price is a critic and may kill the program once confirmed.

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Non-Profit Venture Capitalists

More and more non-profit health systems are starting their own venture funds to invest in early stage healthcare technology companies.

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2018 Election Outlook

As the Republicans contemplate their ‘repeal and replace’ strategy, five Democrat senators up for reelection in states that Trump carried by double digits will likely be targets for achieving bi-partisan support.

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The Molina Brothers

Managed Medicaid insurer Molina Healthcare continues its aggressive growth strategy and may soon enter the Medicare Advantage arena.

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The Big Book of Spending

Healthcare spending rose 5.8% in 2015, reflecting more activity due to more people having insurance, not because prices increased.

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