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Dr. Jarvik’s Row Bow

The FDA allows 23andMe to market its genomic health risk assessment directly to consumers.

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New Year’s Resolutions

Two practices are hit with ransomware attacks and the cost of the credit monitoring and identity protection services alone are substantial.

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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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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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