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Mistakes Somewhere

Years ago, one of my friend’s wife managed their checkbook, always going through it at the end of the month and attempting to making sense of the money. Sometimes, it turned out there was more income than sense when she sat down at the desk in the laundry room and sharpened her pencil...... Read More

A BRIEF, UNHAPPY HISTORY OF HEALTHCARE CO-OPS: WHERE ARE THEY GOING, WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?

One of the Internet’s gifts—and occasional annoyances!— is its space for people to self-publish their alleged expertise on a subject. Surely this must be some form of purging. I feel an odd mixture of depression and excitement toward these online message boards. The writers on healthcare forums vary from doctors, hospital executives, and private insurers, to young families whose finances have been wrecked by medical expenses. Read More

SGR REPEALED

The long journey to repeal SGR is officially over.  President Obama signed the bill passed by both the House and Senate yesterday afternoon.  Medicare now moves into a program that pays “for value” not volume. We are pleased the SGR has been repealed.  This solution has been long awaited and needed for stability and predictability for physician payments. We at Innovative will continue guiding our clients through this process of increasing value of their patient care.  Read More