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25 May Quest Diagnostics and United Health Group Partnership

Late Thursday, Quest Diagnostics and United Health Group announced that they are forming a strategic partnership effective January 1, 2019.  The partnership will mean Quest will now be an in-network lab for all United Health Group members.  United also extended their existing agreement with LabCorp,...

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11 May Why are Healthcare Prices So High?

On Wednesday, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Peterson Center on Healthcare held a forum focused on healthcare prices. Data shows that prices for healthcare in the United States are far steeper than prices in other countries. Unfortunately, there is not a parallel relationship between our...

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04 May New Primary Care Payment Model Under Discussion

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that they’re working on a new Direct Primary Care payment model with price transparency, predictability, and affordability with Medicare members in mind. Beyond ease of use for members, the intention is also to reduce...

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27 Apr Medical Billing Companies: What You Need to Know

Elizabeth Woodcock, the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates, spoke with us regarding what you need to know when choosing a medical billing company. Below is some important information she shared with us. Medical practices know that in order to be successful, they need highly...

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20 Apr Health Data Sharing Driven from the Consumer Side

Electronic health records are an integral aspect of daily practice for many providers, and virtually all hospitals in the US. Despite all of this data, we have yet to create an interoperability framework among the various EHRs that is acceptable to all parties involved. Despite the...

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06 Apr The Changing Landscape of Healthcare

Late last week, while many of us were enjoying some time out of the office for a spring break that, at least in the Chicago area, felt something very short of spring, Walmart and Humana made some news confirming that they are in talks to...

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30 Mar Happy National Doctor’s Day!

Today is National Doctors’ Day. This day is a celebration of the contributions of all physicians through the care they provide to others. The first Doctors’ Day observance was in 1933. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in 1990 establishing the observance of...

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23 Mar Is Your Medical Practice Financially Healthy?

Elizabeth Woodcock, the founder and principal of Woodcock & Associates sat down with us to discuss some benchmarks that practice managers and physicians should look at to gauge the financial healthiness of their practice. Below is some important information she shared with us. As a medical...

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