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Five Reasons Hospitals and Physicians Should Plan for Bundled Payments in 2018

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


Larry explains why he is bullish on bundled payments, and why he is urging all hospitals and physicians to begin preparing for them.

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Time to Increase Your MA IQ

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


Not understanding Medicare Advantage (MA) is a very costly mistake that too many in health care are making, according to Larry. In some cases, millions of dollars are being left on the table by health plans and providers. And that number could grow as more and more people choose MA in the coming years. Larry offers a vital MA education to help turn things around.

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Administrative Burden of Regulations Hurts Hospitals, Physicians and Patients

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


The numbers are staggering! Larry takes a close look at the costs—monetary and human—of administrative burden and regulatory requirements in health care today.

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As Larry has noted many times, we are in an era of unprecedented change in healthcare. Regardless of your opinion on the pace and type of change, it’s hard to argue that there has ever been a greater need for hospitals and their physician partners to collaborate and innovate together. This remains an area of great challenge and opportunity. In this week’s blog post, Larry asks readers to take a 7-question survey to determine the key attributes of hospital-physician alignment.

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Will Episode-Based Care Become Part of MIPS?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


Just when we were no longer sure where episode payment models stood with CMS, it has announced that it is now conducting a one-month field testing for eight episode-based cost measures for MIPS. Larry shares all the details and provides a lot of resources for those who are impacted by this.

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Conference Highlights: The Whys and Hows of Heart Program Success

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


If you did not attend MedAxiom’s CV Transforum Fall’17 conference last week, and are involved in a cardiology practice or CV service line at a hospital, you may have some catching up to do. Larry shares some of the highlights of the conference in this week’s blog post.

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