Policy & Law
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In Medicare Advantage, providers are becoming payers

DavidEWilliams - February 5, 2016

Payer, provider or PayVider? Payer, provider or PayVider?Accountable Care Organizations enable providers of care to take on some of the functions of health plans and to receive…

Self-Pay Rising Faster Than Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space Program
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Self-Pay Rising Faster Than Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space Program

philcsolomon - November 5, 2015

 Self-pay responsibility for health care is rising and is now the third largest payer behind Medicare and Medicaid.  Self-pay responsibility for health care is rising and is…

Policy & Law
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Healthcare at the GOP debate

DavidEWilliams - November 3, 2015

Look at my healthcare policy! Look at my healthcare policy!I didn’t watch the Republican presidential debate on CNBC, so I’m glad MedPage Today provided a synopsis of…

Business
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Iowa’s in the National News Right Now, and It’s for a Reason You Wouldn’t Expect

Brad Wright - June 3, 2015

Sure, the Presidential Election is only about 18 months away, but the campaigns–especially among the crowded Republican field–are well underway. With its first in the nation primary–the…

Finance
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Addressing Medicare Cuts

Abby Norman - April 17, 2015

Yesterday, the house made a fascinating bipartisan decision to repeal the current Medicare payment model and implement what they term the “doc fix” for reimbursing physicians for…

Curing Medicare: A Book Review
Business
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Business
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Curing Medicare: A Book Review

StephenSchimpff - April 1, 2015

This might seem like a curious title for a blog post but it reflects a very serious national need. This might seem like a curious title for…

Business
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Better, Smarter, Healthier: Medicare and Value Based Purchasing

David Harlow - February 3, 2015

The big announcement this week from Medicare -- setting forth specific targets for a historic shift away from fee-for-service r The big announcement this week from Medicare…

CMS Proposes Further Expansion of Rewards for Medicare: Retailer Reward Programs
Business
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Business
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CMS Proposes Further Expansion of Rewards for Medicare: Retailer Reward Programs

michaeldermer - October 15, 2014

  As we reported last week in our blog, on May 23, 2014, CMS released provisions giving MA plans more flexibility to reward Medicare recipients for healthy behavior.…

Expansion of Medicare Rewards Adds Key Tool to Drive Behavior Change
Business
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Business
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Expansion of Medicare Rewards Adds Key Tool to Drive Behavior Change

michaeldermer - October 2, 2014

  Follows ObamaCare and Expands Use of Rewards and Incentives for Medicare   Follows ObamaCare and Expands Use of Rewards and Incentives for MedicareOne of the least publicized but…

Business
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5 Best Billing Practices for the Bundled Payment Initiative

Andy Salmen - August 28, 2014

The Medicare bundled payment initiative seems to be gaining traction among healthcare facilities and providers.Following are 5 practices that have proved helpful for private practitioners trying to…