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It's time to bring competition back to health care
Health care cost increases are not the result of over-utilization, but rather legalized kickback schemes.
2021 sees 7% inflation
Energy and autos lead the way, health care relatively stable
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Myriad Health EHR aimed at helping private practices
Increasing labor costs hit hospitals
Patient volume and profit levels low because of COVID
Trends informing equity purchases in 2022
Individual investors often approach stock purchases with trepidation, yet you can ease these fears by assessing trends.
How to invest when crypto currency prices are at all-time highs
Our advice? Treat it like your 401k.
HHS giving $9 billion to providers affected by pandemic
Average payment for small practices is $58,000
Doctors rarely earn more after selling practices to hospital systems, study finds
Health systems aren’t sharing financial gains from buying independent practices
Medicare spending in 2020 hit hard by pandemic: report
Medicare spending down due to patients’ COVID-related concerns.
Bond alternatives for income amid high inflation
Many physicians on the cusp of retirement are concerned about whether their portfolios will generate enough income now that inflation has hit a 30-year high.
MGMA lobbies for 3.75% Physician Fee Schedule payment adjustment
More than 200 professional medical association co-signed the letter asking for Congressional action before the end of the year.
Hospitals suffer second consecutive month of margin declines in October
The outlook for hospitals and health systems remains uncertain
Hepatitis B vaccine for adults approved by FDA
PreHevbrio is the only 3-antigen vaccine for Hepatitis B approved for adults
Collecting more money from patients and payers
Small company stocks appear poised for growth
After lagging large company stocks in recent years, small company stocks — currently the outsiders of the equity market — appear to be mustering to rise.
Medical software company acquired by private equity firms
The $17 billion deal sees athenahealth acquired by affiliates of Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman.
Biden renominates Powell to lead Federal Reserve
The move comes at a time when inflation has much of the country concerned.
Insulin biosimilar Semglee launches in U.S.
The product is the first interchangeable insulin biosimilar approved by the FDA.
Johnson & Johnson splitting its consumer health care business into separate company
Separation will allow both entities to respond more quickly to changing markets
Medical group revenues falling faster than expenses
COVID-19 volume declines continue to slow the industry’s rebound.
Employees paying an average of $5,969 annually for family insurance coverage
Since 2011, average family premiums have increased 47%
Medical debt leads to deferred healthcare
More than a third of patients with medical debt are avoiding receiving the care they need due to that debt.
Doximity revenue hits $79 million in second quarter
Revenue increase reflects a 76% jump compared to the same period last year
Inflation continues to rise
Consumer prices are rising at the fastest pace in 31 years.
Jobs report: Employment rose by 531,000 in October
Healthcare saw a modest increase in jobs but is still well below pre-pandemic employment.
Physician fee schedule: Organizations respond
Physician organizations give their take on the newly release physician fee schedule.
Fed begins to phase out bond-buying program
Says substantial progress made toward stable inflation
2022 Physician Fee Schedule maintains telehealth expansion for now
The Medicare telehealth expansion will continue at least until Dec. 31, 2022.
Texas Medical Association sues over surprise billing law arbitration provision
The association claims that the new surprise billing law’s arbitration provision overly favors insurers.
Kareo and PatientPop merge to focus on modernizing health care practices
The goal of the new company is to help independent practitioners succeed in consumer-driven health care
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