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The Implications of UnitedHealth Group’s Exit from Health Care Exchanges
June 16, 2016
The Implications of UnitedHealth Group’s Exit from Health Care Exchanges

After a reported $650 million loss, UnitedHealth Group confirmed it would stop offering health insurance plans through the state-run exchanges, causing larger implications for the industry.

Are Opioids the Right Solution for Chronic Pain?
May 31, 2016
Are Opioids the Right Solution for Chronic Pain?

Dependence upon medicinal opioids, like Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Vicodin, is a national epidemic with an estimated 8.2 million Americans abusing these prescription pills. 

Which Voters Prioritize Healthcare?
May 23, 2016
Which Voters Prioritize Healthcare?

With the majority of voters considering healthcare one of the top voting issues in the upcoming presidential election, healthcare could be a swing issue for key demographics.

The Ugly Truth Behind Proposition 69
May 13, 2016
The Ugly Truth Behind Proposition 69

This November, Colorado voters will be able to strike down Proposition 69, also known as Coloradocare, a misguided ballot initiative that would help create the first single payer health insurance system in the nation.

Is Universal Health Care Possible in America?
May 6, 2016
Is Universal Health Care Possible in America?

It is only with the onset of the 2015 presidential election cycle that the subject of universal health care has risen in prominence.  Both Sanders and Trump have spoken in support of universal health coverage, but...

Should the Affordable Care Act Be an Election Issue?
April 21, 2016
Should the Affordable Care Act Be an Election Issue?

ACA continues to be a lightning rod for presidential candidates. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump takes an unusual stand on the law, while the presumptive Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton has taken a slightly different position...

How Locum Tenens Fits Perfectly with a Changing Health Care Industry
April 4, 2016
How Locum Tenens Fits Perfectly with a Changing Health Care Industry

Prior to ACA, almost 75 percent of hospitals hired temporary physicians for almost 600,000 days of service each year. Today, almost 90 percent of hospitals report using a locum physician.

Why More Hospitals are Offering Big Discounts for Cash Payments
March 25, 2016
Why More Hospitals are Offering Big Discounts for Cash Payments

Just a few years ago, hospitals reserved their highest prices for patients without insurance coverage.  This is no longer the case...

Hack Attack: Learning from the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Cyber-Attack
March 17, 2016
Hack Attack: Learning from the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Cyber-Attack

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center story is the latest in a long line of health care cyber crimes, but it certainly will not be the last...

Growing Deductibles are Barrier for Adequate Medical Care
March 10, 2016
Growing Deductibles are Barrier for Adequate Medical Care

Over the past five years, the deductible for individual plan workers has grown seven times more than wages.

How a New President Might Modify the Affordable Care Act
February 29, 2016
How a New President Might Modify the Affordable Care Act

ACA has been criticized for adding to the national debt, offering limited financial security and overburdening an already fragile health care system...

5 Most Promising Health Care Breakthroughs of 2016
February 9, 2016
5 Most Promising Health Care Breakthroughs of 2016

A look at the medical industry and the top 5 most promising breakthroughs in healthcare for 2016...

Is just being a good doctor good enough to get the job?
January 28, 2016
Is just being a good doctor good enough to get the job?

Are your clinical skills good enough to get the job? 3 things practice owners are really looking for when hiring a physician. 

What is Fueling the Immense Demand for Hospitalists?
January 19, 2016
What is Fueling the Immense Demand for Hospitalists?

There are a number of reasons why hospitalists are the fastest growing specialty in U.S. medical history.

A Closer Examination of the Accountable Care Organization Model
January 14, 2016
A Closer Examination of the Accountable Care Organization Model

Despite the rigorous cost structure of the Accountable Care Organization model, there are currently a number of factors as to why so many medical groups continue to join ACOs...

How to Obtain Quotes for Medical Services
January 7, 2016
How to Obtain Quotes for Medical Services

Pricing is a fluid, highly complicated aspect of health care. Some third party organizations are now available for consumers to determine the cost of medical services and procedures.

3 Ways Health Care Facilities are Fighting  Superbug Infections
January 5, 2016
3 Ways Health Care Facilities are Fighting Superbug Infections

The enormous number of cases of superbug infections in recent years has much of the medical community deeply concerned. Recent surge linked to looser hygiene rules, hospitals turning to copper equipment...

3 Ways to Increase Pay for Locum Tenens Providers
December 22, 2015
3 Ways to Increase Pay for Locum Tenens Providers

If you are considering serving in a locum tenens position, then one of the most important considerations is the compensation package.

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Climbs Rapidly
December 10, 2015
U.S. Health Care Expenditure Climbs Rapidly

There are a number of reasons why costs for medical care are rapidly growing in the U.S. As a nation, we spent more than $3 trillion in health care in 2014, the highest growth rate since 2008...

Is Health Information Technology a Boon or a Boondoggle?
December 4, 2015
Is Health Information Technology a Boon or a Boondoggle?

Is health information technology (HIT) a powerful aid, an unfulfilled promise or an enormous drain on the nation’s health care resources?