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One More Nugget for the Road

Besides the econometric models showing anti-competitive levels of market share concentration, the courts found plenty of reasons in internal Aetna and Humana documents to block the mega-merger.

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UFC 211: Nevo v Orsag

In its finding, the Court rejects the fundamental argument of Aetna-Humana that original Medicare is a suitable competitor to what would be their dominant position as a provider of Medicare Advantage plans.

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Brown Shoe

The U.S. District Court of DC issues its ruling blocking the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana on anti-competitive grounds.

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Fast Forward

Forward, a new technology-enabled concierge practice in San Francisco, is more than that.  It is a test to see what artificial intelligence can do for/to primary care.

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Article II Powers

As promised, one of President Trump’s first acts was an executive order for his agencies to use all legal discretion to slow down or reverse elements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Article I Powers

As President Trump uses the same executive powers to unwind aspects of the Affordable Care Act that President Obama used to enact it, we wonder if we are not better served by Congress re-taking its legislative responsibilities.

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Delivering Bad News

 One practice’s experience with a massive PHI breach provides a chilling real-life tale about how serious an issue data security has become.

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Elizabeth McDonough

Elizabeth McDonough, the current Senate Parliamentarian, is about to have to make some crucial procedural decisions that will affect the Republicans ‘repeal and replace’ strategy.

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10 Seconds of CME Credit

A surgeon captures his hernia repair by wearing a pair of Snapchat spectacles to create a physician training video.

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My Hidden $2 Bill

What to do with the 18-26 year old cohort is one thing the Republicans will have to address in their ACA replacement plan.

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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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