Archive for February 2nd, 2015

Health Care Industry’s Old Models Are Crumbling

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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“Since the mid-1980s, hospitals and physicians have billed commercially insured patients extra to cover their losses on Medicare, Medicaid and uninsured patients…….”

But  “Losses” may only mean “less money” and not necessarily negative cash flow. If Medicare pays $10 for a service, and private payers pay $12 for the same service, one could claim the provider “lost” $2 on Medicare patients. Semantics is a powerful tool.

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PPACA Plan Liquidation Petition Highlights

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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In 2011, federal officials estimated about 40 percent of the new PPACA CO-OPs they were helping to start would eventually fail.

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