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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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The Big 3-0

A new government study finds that 30 of 261 conditions account for 42% of the increase in per capita spending over the past 15 years.

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The Red Meat Defense

An opinion piece in the New York Times argues that physicians should be fine with lower incomes under a single payer system just because having money does not lead to happiness.

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Shrinking Pie

As the number of providers who must participate in MIPS declines, the size of the upside payout pool has also declined.

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Wanamaker’s Lament

In spite of a significant reduction in the promotion budget for Affordable Care Act enrollment, the number of uninsured has remained steady for the past three years.

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The 30 Year Mark

As we head into the mid-term elections, the ballooning cost of healthcare entitlements remains one of the most critical issues in need of an answer.

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Geeky Home Health

Best Buy is the latest outsider to make a foray into healthcare with its new Assured Living service for seniors.

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Big Math

The CBO now forecasts that total spending on the major federal health programs will double in the coming decade.

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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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