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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

by John Moore lll | April 03, 2015

#WWBR Week of March 30, 2015

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records Steve Lohr for The New York Times "The more of these stories that come out, the more that society will understand how inequitable and broken the healthcare system is for patients. Data access is an important piece of this article, but beyond

by John Moore lll | March 06, 2015

#WWBR Week of March 2, 2015

If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them Austin Frakt in The New York Times "It's somewhat understood that most people occasionally make decisions without a complete understanding of their choice. Yet in healthcare, patients face complex and potentially hazardous decisions when it comes to choosing cancer screenings,

by Matt Guldin | September 17, 2014

What Lies Ahead for Meaningful Use?

After much speculation and mounting criticism of Meaningful Use (MU), two recent developments provided some clarity on the future direction of the program and indications of how rocky a road it will be for providers in stage 2. Fleeting Relief After a summer filled with mounting criticism and a litany

by Naveen Rao | April 27, 2014

Stage 3 and Patient Engagement: VDT, API, PGHD, Oh My! As Industry Goes, So Goes CMS

Staying the Course Patient engagement requirements outlined in CMS’ Stage 3 regulations have drawn attention for two reasons. First is the aggressive increase in the percentage thresholds from Stage 2. Second is the addition of two major components into the program: the use of an API to enable patient access

by John Moore | December 30, 2013

What’s in Store for 2014?

That time of year once again where we collectively look into our crystal ball, or throw the sticks or maybe even look at the coffee grinds dripping down the sides on our coffee cup to see what may be in the year to come. Making these predictions for the coming
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