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My 2019 Cocktail Napkin Picture

As we move forward in 2019, we’ll work to organize the blog posts around four big ideas that are reshaping healthcare.

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A Pivot

After five years, we’re going to make a slight pivot with the blog, reducing the number of weekly posts and complimenting it with some periodic topical whitepapers.

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Many Thanks

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Reindeer Games

In a fanciful Christmas scenario, we wonder if the election results and a court ruling on Obamacare sets up a cooperative, bi-partisan effort to fix healthcare.

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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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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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