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You ain?t getting paid for that admitted PCI overnight stay!

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


Larry tries to figure out why so many heart programs have not adopted a formalized same-day discharge (SDD) program for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, despite documented efficacy, safety, cost savings and patient satisfaction.

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EPM & BPCI Updates: What You Need to Know Now

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Joel Sauer, Dave Terry | 0 Comments


As you are probably well aware, CMS recently proposed to cancel the mandatory EPM program and reduce the size of the CJR program. At the same time, CMS has indicated they will be replacing EPM and CJR with new voluntary bundle payment initiatives that will allow hospitals, specialists and post-acute providers to serve as Episode Initiators. Contrary to some in the industry, we view these as positive developments and wanted to share with you a few quick thoughts about them.

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An International Health Model History Lesson

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


As we continue to explore and discuss different health care model options, Larry offers a brief history lesson on models used around the world.

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Single Payer Health Care Emerging As a Discussion Topic

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


With the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seemingly dead in the water, the question of “what’s next” weighs heavy on the minds of elected officials and the overall population. One conversation that seems to be emerging is whether it is time to consider single payer health care.

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What Are The Key Attributes Of Physician Alignment?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


There has never been a greater need for hospitals and their physician partners to collaborate and innovate together.

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My Ten Wishes for BPCI 2.0

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


Understanding the problems and pitfalls of the current Bundled Payment Care Initiative, here are a few suggestions for improvements to BPCI 2.0, which CMS is supposed to launch in 2018.

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