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Minor League Champs

A study shows that medical group ACOs save almost three times as more, per beneficiary in the Medicare Shared Savings Program than do hospital-integrated ACO’s.

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Trend Lines

Once a year, physician practices should take a look back at long-term trends on the most important measures of the health of their practice.

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The March to Managed

One in five Americans are now covered by a government-sponsored managed care plan. The transition to value-based care is nowhere more evident than in this segment.

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Certificate of Greed

The Trump administration is encouraging states to repeal or scale back Certificate of Need (CON) laws.  For independent physicians, that is a welcome move.

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It Is Not About the Price

Becoming a focused care delivery platform is about more than just revenue streams; it requires physician practices to solve a bigger problem.

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Purse in the Road

As practices expand to become a platform, adding revenue sources is a key part, but too many physicians get trapped looking for an easy answer that is not sustainable, or worse.

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Evolving Etymology

One long-term path to continued independence involves the practice becoming more of a care delivery platform.  Generating revenue from multiple services is one key element of the platform idea.

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Pronunciation Options

Increasingly, the options for independence involve one of two fundamental choices.  One of those – the niche strategy – has more options available than ever before.

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Audio Jambalaya

Several emerging solutions around AI-enabled voice assistants may finally help solve the documentation burden that has been laid on physicians.

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There Goes the Neighborhood

CVS’s new Health HUB concept stores provide insight into the emerging healthcare strategy for the retail giant.

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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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