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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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Compressing the Curve

The mandated and subsidized EMR program of the past decade achieved the goal of rapid adoption, but the cost of seriously damaging the normal process of technology development.

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Would You Rather?

The advent of large-scale EMR systems has eliminated the natural mutations that are necessary for any complex system to adapt and change.

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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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