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Do Not Expect the Pace of Change to Slow in 2016

By: Stephen Siegel This year  has been a challenging one for healthcare providers. Just to recall, a few of the challenges in 2015 were: the final implementation of ICD-10; two multi-million dollar Civil False Claims settlements involving physician-hospital relationships in … Continue reading

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Tavenner to Step Down as Head of CMS

By: Fred Segal Marilyn Tavenner, the much embattled Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced last Friday that she will be stepping down at the end of the month. Tavenner was integral in the implementation of Healthcare.gov, the … Continue reading

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The ACA has been live for a year. So why are millions still uninsured?

Last year, more than seven million people purchased health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) exchanges. At the same time, about six million Americans enrolled in states’ Medicaid programs. But despite this—and a mandate requiring people to obtain … Continue reading

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Florida Shifts Medicaid Mental Health Strategy

Kaiser Health News today published information about state experimentation to coordinate physical and mental health care for those enrolled in Medicaid. Florida recently became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people with serious mental … Continue reading

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Some States See Surprisingly Good Enrollment in the Obamacare Healthcare Exchange Plans

By: Fred Segal The consensus opinion by just about every expert, journalist, and even the White House itself, is that the Government did a poor job in its execution of rollout of the Healthcare Exchanges under the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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Today is deadline for posting revised HIPAA privacy notice

Sept. 23 is the deadline for hospitals and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to post updated privacy notices under the HITECH Act of 2009. A final rule implementing the HITECH Act’s HIPAA provisions introduced … Continue reading

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Creative Employee Benefits Plans on the Rise: Corporate Health Plans Resource Available

Many large employers are moving to create private health care exchanges or other creative alternatives to traditional employee benefits plans. Health Care Attorney Christine Burke Worthen, who recently joined the statewide Florida law firm Broad and Cassel, is one of … Continue reading

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Healthcare in Florida: Innovation is key driver

This article discusses another concept that is starting to spread around the country, the specialist ACO.  Typically, these types of organizations focus on reducing costs in chronic diseases.  This is similar to a medical home, except the physician focus is … Continue reading

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Tenet Buying Vanguard and Buying Into the Commercial ACO Model

By: Ramona Thomas Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s recent announcement of its intent to purchase Vanguard Health Systems is one of the largest deals among investor-owned hospital chains since the passage of President Obama’s healthcare reform. The purchase will put Tenet in … Continue reading

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Third Annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum to Examine the Success of New Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems

More information available here: https://healthlawfla.com/events-2/health-law-forum/ Executives from The Advisory Board Company, Florida Blue, Memorial Health Network and Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization are among the speakers slated for the third annual Health Forum, “Clinical Integration, ACOs and the Future of … Continue reading

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