Archive for June 4th, 2015

Direct Provider Contracting Pays Off

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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“The opportunity is that an employer group who is self-insured has the ability to create a flexible plan best suited for its employees,” Bud Brooks, President at Brooks Healthcare Solutions, says. 

Brooks says that it all boils down to avoiding the use of big, broad-based PPOs.

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Blue Shield Loses Tax Exempt Status – Others To Follow?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

bcbs“They act like a regular insurance company: big profits, generous salaries, and high rates.” That’s the conclusion Johnson came to as the state was auditing Blue Shield’s 76-year-old tax exemption.”

‘We’ve served our purpose and it’s time to disband and the assets can go back to the public.’”

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Dr. Bilhartz Rebuts Dr. Gawande

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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“Alternative payment models are just another illusion for affordable care that has a different name. ACOs are merely one more bureaucratic experiment that shuffles chairs around on the deck of the Titanic, while the boat remains in fast pursuit of the iceberg.”

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