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UnitedHealth And University Of California To Forge Unique Alliance

The nation’s largest health insurer and the University of California Health system are joining forces to create a new health plan option for employers and expand research into patient data. 979 more words

Insurance

Boeing Contracts Directly With California Health System For Employee Benefits

In another sign of growing frustration with rising health costs, aerospace giant Boeing Co. has agreed to contract directly for employee benefits with a major health system in Southern California, bypassing the conventional insurance model. 753 more words

Cost And Quality

A brief history of how the American healthcare system became high cost and low performance

In two separate but connected articles posted on the Mises Institute website, Part 1 covering the pre-World War II construct of American healthcare and Part 2  1,705 more words

Economics

MACRA - doubling down on acronyms.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has felt your regulatory pain, apparently. They have watched you flounder in the muddy waters of ICD-10 and Meaningful Use.  608 more words

Health Insurance

Why ACOs Should Be Considered by Independent Primary Care Physicians. ~B. Lindsey

By Blaine Lindsey, Executive Director, Aledade, Inc. | Concierge Medicine Today | Special Contributor

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016 – For primary care physicians, the last two decades have brought a never-ending (and mostly unpleasant) series of regulatory, reimbursement, and technological changes that have increased frustration and overhead to a point where many independently owned practices are faced with the ultimate question: Can I survive – let alone thrive – in a landscape increasingly tilted towards consolidation, specialists, and large health systems? 673 more words

Business

A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law

Nearly six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act remains a hot-button issue in the presidential race — in both parties.

“Our health care is a horror show,” said GOP candidate Donald Trump at the Republican debate in South Carolina Dec 15. 1,166 more words

The Health Law

Value Based Care [VBC] and Physician Performance?

Prevalence and Metrics within Physician Compensation Plans 

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Conclusion

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Practice Management