Waller Healthcare Blog
Advocates and Critics Contemplate 21st Century Cures ActBy Elizabeth Sillay | 05-14-2015
Over the last year, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee has engaged in a broad public conversation about what steps can be taken to bridge the gap between advancements in science and the approval of new medical therapies, and how to re
Financial Experts Discuss Deal-Making TrendsBy Morgan Ribeiro | 05-08-2015
Recent reports continue to show that deal volume in the healthcare industry is at an all-time high. The Nashville Health Care Council continued this ongoing discussion during its “Financing the Deal” event.
April Showers Brought Changes to Telehealth LawsBy Angela Youngberg | 05-05-2015
Telehealth is exploding in both popularity and use as it has been shown to be convenient, affordable and of high quality. On both a federal and Tennessee level, the field of telehealth continues to gain attention and garner changes in the law.
HIMSS15: It Was All About the PieBy Steven Blumenthal | 04-23-2015
Nearly 43,000 people descended upon Chicago last week for the annual HIMSS meeting. We've recapped some of the biggest events of the week and key topics of discussion.
SGR Formula Comes to a CloseBy Angela Youngberg | 04-20-2015
In a rare bipartisanship vote, the “doc-fix” bill that cleared the Senate and was signed by President Obama last week put the 15-year-old sustainable growth-rate (SGR) formula to an end.
What is Net Neutrality and Why Should You Care?By Angela Youngberg | 04-14-2015
The controversial Internet rules will forbid Internet service providers to speed up, slow down or block a consumer’s access to any particular content.The policy is particularly relevant to healthcare.
Tips on and Trends in Healthcare IT InvestmentsBy Rob Harris, Tyson Bickley | 04-02-2015
On Tuesday, Waller hosted the second installment of our Healthcare and Big Data panel series. We were joined by Vic Gatto of Jumpstart Foundry, Jesse Bland of the Heritage Group, and William Seibels of Change Healthcare.
MedPAC Issues 2015 Report to CongressBy Denise Burke, Angela Youngberg | 03-18-2015
Last week, MedPAC – the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission – issued its annual report to Congress on the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payment systems, the Medicare Advantage program, and the Medicare prescription drug program (Part D).
An Update from Leadership Health Care’s Delegation to D.C.By J.D. Thomas, Cory Brown | 03-13-2015
Earlier this week, we attended the Leadership Health Care delegation to Washington, D.C., where we were joined by 100 of our fellow Nashville healthcare industry friends to learn more about the policy and politics shaping our industry this year.
Alignment Continues for Providers and InsurersBy Brian Browder | 02-23-2015
More providers are partnering with payors to position themselves for population health management. We foresee several potential obstacles, however, to the success of this collaboration among competitors.
Healthcare Fraud Enforcement and the DOJ’s Greatest HitsBy J.D. Thomas | 02-09-2015
In 2014, the department of justice obtained $2.3 billion in healthcare fraud recoveries and 2015 will be another significant year for False Claims Act enforcement - particularly as it relates to hospitals and associated providers.
Data Analytics is (Still) the Next Big ThingBy Steven Blumenthal | 02-06-2015
My not-so-bold prediction for 2015 is that it’ll be a busy year for the healthcare data analytics business. I admit that making 2015 predictions now is a little like placing a bet after the horses have run the first quarter mile...
CMS Flinches on Meaningful UseBy Angela Youngberg | 02-04-2015
Five years after the HITECH Act, the meaningful use incentive program for electronic health records (EHRs) is still confusing providers.
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