What Healthcare Can Learn From United Airlines

By BRIAN JOONDEPH, MD Obamacare repeal and replace is going nowhere, despite seven years of promises by Republican members of Congress. For the foreseeable future, it will remain the law of the land, along with rising insurance premiums and deductibles and fewer plans to choose from. It’s worth remembering the next time someone asks you…

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IRS Releases Draft Forms For 2017 ACA Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service has released drafts of the forms it will use for Affordable Care Act reporting for 2017, including form 1095-A (used by exchanges); forms 1094-B, and 1095-B, (used by insurers and other entities that offer coverage); forms 1094-C, and 1095-C (used by large employers); and draft instructions for the 1095-A. The IRS…

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The Opioid Commission: Ringing The Right Alarm To Respond To The Overdose Epidemic

The 20-year opioid overdose epidemic confronting our nation has continued unabated largely because of an uncoordinated response that has over emphasized supply-side interventions (i.e. prescriber guidelines, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, law enforcement) rather than dramatically increasing access to evidence-based treatment as occurred in other Western nations with great success. The White House’s Opioid Commission (chaired…

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