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Change isn’t easy, especially when it affects how much you are paid for services rendered. But the writing on the wall is clear: the fee-for-service model, especially for Medicare patients, is slowly but surely disappearing into the Affordable Care Act sunset. What’s a physician to do: work more...
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The press was full of stories earlier this month about the Pioneer ACOs that would exit the program. Are we surprised? If my employer told me I could play a game that, at the end of the year, would give me either a 10% bonus or a 10% penalty, I might be down with that—until I earned a penalty....
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More than any other concept in health care, value has become a guiding principle for health care leaders and stakeholders as they wade into the era of health care reform. To assist health care financial leaders in their drive to value, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)...
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In 2009, the recession was in full swing, unemployment rates were high, and health care facilities were providing more than $39 billion a year in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Instead of riding out the recession with uncertainty and accruing more debt, Sharp HealthCare (San Diego,...
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Can a physician adequately serve multiple patients—in four or more different locations—in the same morning? Andrew R. Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS, knows the answer is yes because he has done it. Executive director of telemedicine for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and a...

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