Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: JANUARY 2018


A Rash of Rashes

There are now approximately 30 companies focused on consolidating dermatology physicians in one way or another, a powerful dynamic that is sweeping through the specialty.

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The Sock Puppet

Private equity funds are active in acquiring physician practices are now expanding to new clinical specialties, creating a new dynamic for independent practices to consider.

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Nasdaq, Autumn of 2002

CMS announces the new bundled payment program, which though again voluntary, is expected to attract significant interest as the move toward value-based payment continues.

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Confusing Scorekeeping

Progress in the treatment of diabetes is an example of how the trade-offs between cost and quality are not as easy and clear cut as some would suggest.

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Fordlandia

Four large health systems and the VA announce a joint venture to manufacture their own generic drugs.

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Protecting the Musketeers

Independent physician practices will increasingly have to develop strategies that utilize their unique advantages instead of attempting to compete in the same way as large organizations.

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ALN

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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