Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Apr22

Pharmacists — New Agents of Change for Improved Healthcare Delivery?

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It is becoming increasingly common to encounter new outlets for healthcare delivery within retail pharmacies, big box stores, supermarkets, etc. This phenomenon is not occurring by happenstance. We often hear there is a growing shortage of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Now, this shortage is likely to be magnified by the large number of […]

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Mar4

Let the Sunshine (Act) In

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For many of us in the healthcare industry, the advent of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act has loomed large and ominous. The mere mention conjures up visions of significant changes in the way we work with healthcare providers (HCPs), in addition to endless data collection and reporting. On March 31, 2014, healthcare manufacturers are required […]

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May8

Is It “Health Insurance,” or Merely Prepaid Health Care?

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The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) goal is to provide health insurance coverage to those without it now, and it uses 2 main mechanisms to do so. It penalizes individuals without insurance, thereby encouraging them to sign up for health insurance. (In order to support this effort, the law creates state insurance exchanges to offer health […]

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Sep6

Who’s Driving Care Coordination?

Close coordination among healthcare professionals is widely seen as an avenue to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Better care coordination is a national healthcare priority; the Affordable Care Act includes incentives to encourage it and healthcare providers are forming new alliances to deliver it. At the center of these efforts, of course, is the […]

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Aug29

Communicating Value in Our Changing Healthcare System

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 ruling essentially upholding the entirety of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many Americans, including the millions working in the healthcare industry, have questions about what the SCOTUS decision means. As many of the provisions of the law come on-line in 2014, the full […]

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Jul5

Will Health Plans Of The Future Take Care Of Widows And Orphans?

“Widows and orphans” is a long-established phrase that connotes one of the neediest segments of societies. Throughout time, communities have been asked (or commanded, as in the Bible) to support them in some way. One modern-day version of this support takes the form of estate planning. In the 20th century, stocks that provided a relatively […]

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