Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: SEPTEMBER 2018


Weapons of Mass Disclosure

The failed contract negotiations between UnitedHealthcare and Envision, the giant ER staffing company, sets up a major issue come the beginning of the year.

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Caught in the Fight

As the industry grapples with physicians who provide hospital care, but are not in network, a personal story puts a fine point on the policy question.

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Chugging Away

Two major healthcare mergers are nearing the end of the necessary regulatory approvals and are on track to close soon.

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Electrocution Warning

We are early in our understanding how to integrate traditional medical care with the management of social factors; physicians entering into value-based risk arrangements should exercise caution.

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Spare Parts

Early innovations in addressing social determinants of health taking place in managed Medicare and Medicaid plan show how long and hard this road will be.

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Big Hearts and Panty Hose

The increasing transfer of financial risk to payers and providers is bringing the consideration of ‘social determinants of health’ to the forefront.

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