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Why it?s Critical to Preserve Private Practice Medicine

Thursday, August 18, 2016 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


While you may be tempted, don’t yet give up on private practice medicine says Larry Sobal, who strongly believes it should continue to thrive.

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Applauding the Million Hearts Program

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


The hope is to move away from a fee-for-service model of care to one based on improved health outcomes. That’s certainly the goal of a program that’s striving to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in this country by next year. Larry Sobal tips his hat to the Million Hearts program in this week’s blog post.

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Five Things to Know about CMS?s New Proposed Bundles

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


A more aggressive approach by CMS? Apparently so. In this week’s blog post, Larry Sobal explains a new proposed rule that may suggest a mandatory—rather than voluntary—move to bundled payments in health care.

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How Should CMS Reward Performance?

Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


Now here’s a novel idea for CMS. When it comes to rewarding performance, how about identifying desired behaviors and then designing an incentive model that rewards those behaviors? It’s been the other way around, according to Larry Sobal, and that’s what has led to failure and confusion.

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Should CMS Delay Implementation of MACRA?

Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


When in doubt, stop. As Larry Sobal explains in this week’s blog post, there are too many questions and too few physician practices and organizations ready for the big changes coming with MACRA. Is it time for CMS to listen to all the chatter out there and slow things down?

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Where CMS Payment for Quality Failed

Thursday, July 14, 2016 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments


One of health care’s highest performers may have taken a hit. Larry Sobal examines what’s been happening with reimbursement rates—and the plan to change course—in this week’s blog post.

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