Hospital Marketing: Medicare Payments Collide with Delivery System Reform
Business
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Hospital Marketing: Medicare Payments Collide with Delivery System Reform

Stewart Gandolf - February 19, 2016

It would be difficult for the general public to miss the daily torrent of news media coverage about the run-up to the next presidential election. But hospital…

Business
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Should Medicare negotiate drug prices? Probably not

DavidEWilliams - February 11, 2016

A popular idea, but not a good one. A popular idea, but not a good one.It’s nice that the vast majority of Democrats (93%) and Republicans (74%)…

Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

David Harlow - February 5, 2016

All aspects of health care delivery and financing are undergoing change at breakneck speeds. Even federal health care financing programs, not known for nimble maneuverability, are exploring…

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
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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…