Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: OCTOBER 2017


Toomer’s Drugs

CVS may be looking at buying Aetna, but even if that deal falls through, the company is a far more significant player in healthcare than just a retail pharmacy chain.

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Wrong Side of the Decimal Point

In a bit of irony, after looking at significant market-driven disruption, we close the week with a humorous contrast with the CMS MIPS program.

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Chump Change

While Apple continues to expand into the world of healthcare IT, recent discussions suggest the company is also considering becoming a direct provider of care.

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The Day Mike Arrived

With significant investor funding, San Francisco-based One Medical is looking to completely remake primary care.

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MIPS Attack

Just before the beginning of the 2018 reporting period, the influential MedPAC commissioners recommend that CMS scrap the MIPS reporting program entirely and start over.

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Pat, I’d Like to Sell A Vowel

The CEO of Epics now wants to drop the ‘electronic’ modifier and call it a ‘comprehensive health record’ instead.  Semantics aside, it points to the next step in automating information in healthcare.

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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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