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Exchange Rates

The administration  releases a major proposal to change how it pays for Medicare Part B drugs that will rock both the pharmaceutical industry and physicians for whom this is a major part of their business.

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The Headline Writers

A new report shows the 67% of commercial payments to providers in Virginia are ‘value-based,’ but it takes little more digging to understand what that really means.

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Skimming the Morning News

A survey of current news stories paints a picture of significant industry disruption, threats and opportunities.

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Embracing Destruction

Large employers continue to advance telemedicine and onsite workplace clinics, changes that represent potential threats to primary care physicians.

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Hello, William Shatner

The Secretary of Health and Human Services floats an idea of having physicians help patients navigate price comparisons for their prescriptions.

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Two Lemmata

CMS announces that premiums for the benchmark silver plans with actually go down in 2019, reversing several years of double-digit increases.

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Two for One Sale

A new study shows that a high-touch primary care model, in a capitated setting, reduces hospitalizations and lowers overall cost.

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Money in the Couch Cushions

The number of healthcare consumers that go online for price and quality comparison information continues to rise.

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Bigger in Texas

Baylor, Scott and White in Dallas and Memorial Hermann in Houston have announced plans to merge, which would create yet another massive regional health system.

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The March to $1 Trillion

Medicaid spending now approaches $600 billion a year and is projected to top $1 trillion in just another 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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