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Lifespan tries to keep Partners out of RI. I’m quoted in the Boston Globe – Health Business Group

Big bad Partners HealthCare plans to take over Rhode Island’s number two player, Care New England. Lifespan, the market leader is trying to keep Partners out by appealing to Rhode Islanders’ resentment of out-of-state players and claiming to have the public interest at heart. “This is not about Lifespan,” [Lifespan’s CEO Dr. Timothy] Babineau said in an interview. “This is …

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Remedy Partners founder Steve Wiggins explains why he’s high on bundled payments (podcast) – Health Business Group

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https://healthbusinessgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Wiggins-4_22_19-9.36-PM-4.mp3 Remedy Partners founder Steve Wiggins Steve Wiggins has seen a thing or two in his more than three decades as a healthcare entrepreneur. His Oxford Health Plans introduced “pods,” a precursor of the Accountable Care Organization and he led HealthMarket, an early player in the consumer directed health plan space. He’s carried the same themes into his current  role …

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The “Show Me I’m Paranoid” State? – Health Business Group

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Head in the swamp? For seven years, Missouri has been the only state in the country without a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). PDMPs are designed to help identify abuse of controlled substances like opioids and to spot potential drug interactions. Missouri doesn’t have a PDMP because one State Senator blocked the bill year after year by claiming the government …

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The “Show Me I’m Paranoid” State? – Health Business Group

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Head in the swamp? For seven years, Missouri has been the only state in the country without a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). PDMPs are designed to help identify abuse of controlled substances like opioids and to spot potential drug interactions. Missouri doesn’t have a PDMP because one State Senator blocked the bill year after year by claiming the government …

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Healthcare Mail: Why Direct Mail Is NOT Dead

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Direct mail is not dead. At a time when email inboxes are overflowing, how else can you reach prospective patients in your area without overwhelming them? In fact, a piece of healthcare-related mail can be a nice break from the screen, a physical reminder that a local specialist, practice, or hospital is here to offer care whenever you need it. …

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Advocates Encourage Lawmakers to Make Budget Investments that Help the Most Californians |

This week the Assembly voted on its proposed budget investments in health and human services, while last week, the Senate proposed to expand Medi-Cal and to help middle-income Californians better afford premiums in Covered California and the individual insurance market. Both build on Governor Newsom’s 2019-2020 May Revision that includes first-in-nation steps toward universal coverage. See Health Access’ updated Budget Scorecard to …

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CA Legislature Advances Key Proposals to Expand Coverage and Save Consumers Millions |

Key legislation to make health care more affordable passed fiscal committees in the California Legislature, setting up high-stakes floor votes and budget negotiations in the next few weeks. The proposals would expand health coverage, increase affordability for hundreds of thousands of Californians, and reduce health care costs overall, and are all supported by the #Care4AllCA campaign made up of 70 …

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