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Why are we still building so many beds??

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments


It seems prudent for health systems to spend some intentional time and focus – and capital – on developing a comprehensive ambulatory strategy. It is likely that reimbursement for health care will continue to reward providers for keeping patients healthy and out of inpatient facilities.

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Prior Authorization: Two words physicians love to hate

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


Prior authorization is a requirement that a physician obtain approval from a health insurance plan before they will agree to cover certain prescribed medications or medical procedures. Many physicians find it to be a frustrating and unnecessary time waster.

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Don?t just get your MACRA done, get your MACRA won

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


MACRA doesn’t have to be scary, confusing or even difficult to succeed in. In fact, MACRA is a great opportunity to improve your reimbursement.

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Time to Sunset the Two-Midnight Rule

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


Since we are in “repeal and replace” mode, let’s do the same with the two-midnight rule and let physicians go back to worrying about the right thing to do for the patient.

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Has ?value? reached the tipping point?

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


Is health care at, or at least near, a tipping point where volume is truly being dethroned by value as organizations move toward taking full risk?

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It doesn?t matter what HHS Secretary (nominee) does once confirmed. Or does it?

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


The uncertainty around EPMs can be maddening for hospitals and physicians, since many of these recent CMS policy decisions have already started, or are starting in 2017, and there are risks to assuming they will disappear.

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