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Your Spring Marketing Campaign

A study of banking transaction data suggests that many people quickly spend their tax refund on elective healthcare.

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Nicking the Animal’s Ear

Incoming House Democrat leadership announces a return of earmarks in the budget appropriations process, which should be a boon to large non-profit health systems.

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A Different Debt Conversion

A non-profit organization uses donor funds to purchase and forgive outstanding debt for patients who do not have the ability to pay what they owe.

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Making a List, Checking it Twice

A practice gets hit with a $500,000 fine for failing to get BAAs, risk assessments and security measures in place.

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Kings of Leon

A US District judge raises potential objections to the recently completed CVS-Aetna merger, potentially slowing the integration plans.

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Faster, Sooner

A new consumer survey highlights the importance patients place on appointment availability when selecting a provider, an insight that offers an opening for independent physicians.

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Swarming from Every Direction

Recent news on several different, but related fronts, shows just how sweeping Amazon’s healthcare ambitions are.

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Payers and Pills

The CVS-Aetna deal gets completed and Walgreens-Humana appear to be getting even closer together, both of which represent disruptive moves that could threaten physician practices.

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The Briar Patch

The Trump administration takes on trying to rewrite the anti-kickback statues to allow for more cooperation in the age of value-based care.

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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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