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Old Black Cats

Anthem, a major player in the ACA exchanges, signals it may exit most or all of the markets in 2018.

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Body Language

CMS delays by 90 days the expansion of the mandatory bundled payment program, which may portend a significant pullback in the program.

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Opportunity in the Middle

In defeating the Republican healthcare plan, the conservative Freedom Caucus likely set in motion a process that will result in a more liberal solution than the one they just killed.

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Sir Isaac’s Laws – Redneck Version

In a dramatic turn of events, the Republicans pull their healthcare reform proposal and leave many open questions about where they go from here.

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Stealers Wheel

 Barely two months into the Trump presidency, Republicans face a critical vote on the healthcare bill and indications are they may not even be able to get the plan out of the House.

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Fruit Selection Etiquette

The Mayo Clinic decides that, all other things being equal, it will prioritize patients with commercial insurance over those with Medicare or Medicaid.

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Prediction Angst

The Congressional Budget Office has released its scoring of the Republican plan and that is being reported as accepted fact, not the mere prediction that it is.

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The Toddler Mind

A study published in Health Affairs indicates that telehealth visits only replaced a traditional visit 12% of the time; the other 88% represented additional utilization.

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Unstoppable, Immovable

As the specifics of the policy debate unfold in Washington, we are reminded that solving the problem of how to pay for healthcare runs smack into Americans’ insatiable desire for more of it.

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Yeah, and That, Too

The final elements of the Republican plan include expanding Health Savings Accounts and providing funds to states to help high-risk patients obtain affordable coverage.

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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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