Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: JUNE 2018


Without Special Effort

In Washington’s continuing desire to help leverage information technology to make healthcare more efficient, the ONC passionately advocates for technology that is already widespread in most other industries.

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Left-Handed Bricklayers Unite

A Trump administration ruling to expand Association Health Plans and allow them to not cover all ‘essential health benefits’ draws the ire of many in the industry.

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Surface Similarities

Physician consolidation is cited as a cause of rising healthcare costs but lumping all consolidation together does not accurately reflect the true impact on costs.

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Dissecting the Cost Trend

A recent research project by PwC focuses on three unique factors that are contributing to their expected 6% increase in healthcare spending next year.

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Unexpected Sympathy

A federal appeals court rules that the government does not have to make the promised payments to insurance companies that lost money on individual plans offered on the exchanges.

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Baby Stats

2019 healthcare expenditures are expected to rise 6%, a rate consistent with the past six years.  While this is better than 15 years ago, that rate remains unsustainably high.

 

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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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