Osteopathic Medical Schools Are Increasing the Numbers of Quality Grads
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Osteopathic Medical Schools Are Increasing the Numbers of Quality Grads

MichaelDouglas1 - August 3, 2014

As the ACA continues its labyrinthine course into the nation’s political boilerplate, talk almost always returns to the issue of primary care supply for the demand that…

CMS to Begin Implementing Payment Penalties Tied to Patient Outcomes
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CMS to Begin Implementing Payment Penalties Tied to Patient Outcomes

MichaelDouglas1 - July 16, 2014

A North Carolina academic hospital will be docked a percentage of Medicare reimbursements because of complications related to untoward patient outcomes. With respect to preventable (poor) outcomes,…

Hospice Fraud on the Rise
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Hospice Fraud on the Rise

MichaelDouglas1 - June 25, 2014

Medicine is becoming increasingly fragmented. Sure, the discipline of medical care hans’t changed, but the way in which delivery is packaged and sold to healthcare consumers (formerly…

Physician Sets Out to Debunk Need for ACA Regulatory Provision
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Physician Sets Out to Debunk Need for ACA Regulatory Provision

MichaelDouglas1 - June 19, 2014

One of the less sexy tenets of the Affordable Care Act is the piece of legislation known as the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which regulates financial incentives…

Health Reform
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Will Voters Figure Out Senator’s Healthcare Stance in Ultra-Close Senate Race?

MichaelDouglas1 - June 10, 2014

Kentucky’s KYnect exchange has been lionized in the media as much as it has been pilloried by that state’s senior GOP senator currently in the biggest fight…

Health Reform
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Mid-Level Providers Trending Away from Primary Care?

MichaelDouglas1 - August 20, 2013

Congressional lawmakers are quietly advancing a bill that will probably have an immediate transformative impact upon primary care delivery, once the ACA kicks in. The bill (HR…

Groups Nationwide to Get Federal Grants to Promote ACA
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Groups Nationwide to Get Federal Grants to Promote ACA

MichaelDouglas1 - August 18, 2013

Efforts to get Americans used to the idea of healthcare exchanges and mandated coverage just got a major shot in the arm, financially. HHS has ponied up…

Health Reform
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Ahead of Reform, States Musing Options for Coverage Fluctuations

MichaelDouglas1 - August 6, 2013

Posted in CMSCorporateHealthcare Policy & The MediaScience & Research Posted in CMSCorporateHealthcare Policy & The MediaScience & ResearchMost Internet startups have to think about the short term…

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Obama Working Behind the Scenes on Latest Pre-ACA Snafu

MichaelDouglas1 - August 4, 2013

The Republican amendment to the ACA stopping government contributions to premiums of federal employees is being put to the test this week, as President Obama is reassuring Dem senators…

Health Reform
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Rural Recipients of Care Access Under ACA Stand to Benefit Greatly

MichaelDouglas1 - August 2, 2013

It’s a bit of a conundrum for states with a significant rural demographic: how to get the word out about the ACA and its expansive coverage benefits…