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Miller Time

There is a fundamental reality about the purpose of electronic medical records that will forever add to physician frustrations with these systems.

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Docs vs. The Machine

A recent article by Dr. Atul Gawande summarizes well why physicians are dissatisfied with their EMR and offers some insights into the underlying reasons that make the problem hard to solve.

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Lemuel and the Little People

Increasingly, healthcare, like the rest of the economy, is bifurcating into either massive organizations or very small ones with little in between.

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Sausage for Breakfast

We now begin the process of sorting through the mixed messages sent from voters.

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Drug Smugglers

A creative program from the state of Utah takes cost savings way out of the box.

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California Imports

Over 55 million people are now covered by a managed Medicaid plan, which increasingly come with more administrative hassles as well as low payment rates.

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Save the Salt Shakers

Members of Congress send a letter to CMS asking the agency to reconsider proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Website Sleuthing

AC Wellness is a new venture into employee care from a surprising new entrant that provides a glimpse into how certain large employers are thinking about healthcare.

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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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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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