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by John Moore | November 14, 2016

Changing of the Guard: Implications to Health IT Market

After a brutal election cycle, we are now on the other-side. The Republicans have taken control of the Hill and the White House. The many healthcare programs rolled-out under the Obama administration will now be put under the microscope. While we try to stick to IT-related topics, in healthcare one

by Brian Eastwood | September 22, 2016

Beyond the Patient Portal: New Report on Improving Consumer Engagement Released

Join author Brian Eastwood October 4th, 2016 at 1pm ET for a free webinar highlighting some of the key findings of this report. He will also be fielding questions from the audience. Register today! For years – before the Affordable Care Act, even – the healthcare industry has asked consumers

by John Moore | April 29, 2016

CMS Drops MACRA Rules – 5 Things to Know About MIPS

Big news this week when on Wednesday CMS dropped the draft rules for MACRA, all 962 pages worth. These rules are the outcome of legislation that passed a couple of years back to replace the flawed SGR reimbursement model for physicians and hospitals. In its place, CMS is proposing two dominant

by ndrao | January 06, 2016

782 ACOs in the US – So What?

Remember that old folk song? 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer Take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall. 98 bottles of beer on the wall, 98 bottles of beer... A silly counting game to pass the time. We passed some

by Naveen Rao | September 27, 2015

Provider Directories: An Opportunity Fraught with Challenges

The Need for Reform A primary goal of insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act was to improve access to healthcare. Yet as thousands of people are finding, simply having insurance coverage does not guarantee that ‘the doctor will see them now.’ Due to poorly managed provider directories, a significant

by Brian Eastwood | August 27, 2015

Consumer-Driven Forces Disrupting Primary Care

Growth & Change The traditional model of consuming healthcare services is changing. Frustrated consumers – accustomed to the technological advances that have improved air travel, retail, and a host of other industries – increasingly eschew the doctor’s office for newer, more convenient care delivery models. They’re even willing to pay

by Brian Eastwood | June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies; Can We Move On Now?

In a 6-3 ruling this morning, the Supreme Court affirmed the legality of Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov. The Court rejected the argument of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, who argued that the phrase “through an exchange established by the State” meant that subsidized

by John Moore lll | May 15, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 11th, 2015

Radical Approach To Huge Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price Jay Hancock for Kaiser Health News "Providers are getting squeezed by Medicare, next they could get squeezed even further by small self-insured employers. The gig is up, hospitals will have a tough time defending their often outrageous pricing that has
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