New Budget to Impact Hospital Outpatient Departments

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Krista Drobac, partner at Sirona Strategies breaks down the specifics of the recent bill, and explains why the bill was passed by the House and Senate. “The budget bill raised spending limits, and they needed an offset; which means they needed a way to pay for it. What they did, was they implemented a site… Read more »

Five National Policy Developments that Advance Telemedicine

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This year was a busy year for telemedicine at the state level. State legislatures and medical boards across the country considered dozens of measures, most of them aimed at improving the policy environment for telemedicine. In the flurry of activity, you may have missed some major developments at the national level that are going to… Read more »

Sirona Strategies Further Deepens Healthcare Bench

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Leading healthcare consulting firm, Sirona Strategies, announced today that Matthew Fery and Spencer Porr have joined the team. Fery and Porr will build on the firm’s experience in health care decision making at the federal and state levels, bringing additional insight and expertise that will be valuable as Sirona Strategies’ clients navigate the shifting health… Read more »

Carpe Diem: Seizing New Opportunities to Shape Medicare Payment

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The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed CY2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on July 8. While this proposed rule always covers a wide range of significant payment issues, it has special weight this year, signaling the beginning of extensive rulemaking to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) passed… Read more »

Virtual Care Identified as “Deflator” of Health Care Costs

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PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) issued its annual projection of the coming year’s health care cost growth. Unfortunately, 2016 is no different than previous years. HRI projects a rise of 6.5 percent in medical cost trend, which continues a leveling of the increases we’ve seen since 2007, but it is still an increase. HRI analyzed… Read more »