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Nov16

Time to Increase Your MA IQ

Posted by: Larry Sobal on Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Comments (0)
Time to Increase Your MA IQ
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.

Nov09

Administrative Burden of Regulations Hurts Hospitals, Physicians and Patients

Posted by: Larry Sobal on Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Comments (0)
Administrative Burden of Regulations Hurts Hospitals, Physicians and Patients

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.


Nov02

What Are the Key Attributes of Hospital-physician Alignment? Complete This 7-question Survey.

Posted by: Larry Sobal on Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Comments (0)
What are the key attributes of hospital-physician alignment?

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.


Oct26

Will Episode-Based Care Become Part of MIPS?

Posted by: Larry Sobal on Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Comments (0)
Will Episode-Based Care Become Part of MIPS?

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.


Oct19

Conference Highlights: The Whys and Hows of Heart Program Success

Posted by: Larry Sobal on Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)
Conference Highlights: The Whys and Hows of Heart Program Success

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.