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Medicare Advantage Ignorance Can Be Painful

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

An alarming number of health systems and physicians are uninformed about the Medicare Advantage program and how it works. That can have harmful and costly consequences, as Larry Sobal explains in this week’s blog post.

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Annual Incentives That Work ? Is it Possible?

Thursday, December 10, 2015 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments

Health care leaders want to know what type of compensation plan designs are emerging that differ from a traditional WRVU-based model. They also have questions related to how to choose annual incentives that work in an industry moving toward value, but still largely rooted in fee for service reimbursement.

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NY Times Column on Cardiology Gets It Half Right

Thursday, December 3, 2015 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments

The recent New York Times article “Are Good Doctors Bad For Your Health?” makes some harsh statements about older physicians and community hospitals. It also raises interesting questions about whether more care is ...

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MACRA is coming?Are you ready???

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Ryan Graver, Cathie Biga, and Kelsey Reichert | 0 Comments

One of the latest examples of the ever-changing health care landscape is MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which was signed into law on April 16th as the fix for the sustainable growth rate (SGR). The real impact of MACRA will be its role as the road map for the implementation of a value agenda. Although many details about MACRA are yet to be determined, it will (in absolute terms) force a migration away from fee-for-service reimbursement and push health care toward its goal of achieving the triple aim of high-quality, low-cost care with an exceptional patient experience. MACRA advances the movement away from payment for volume and replaces it with ...

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Out of Alignment: Are health systems making a big mistake with their physicians?

Thursday, November 5, 2015 | Joel Sauer | 0 Comments

The new global health care view will require tight synchronization of the hospital and practice resources.

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Profiles of Excellence: Interview with Pat Holloway

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | MedAxiom | 0 Comments

MedAxiom Interviews with Health Care Industry Thought Leaders.

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