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Fixing the Family Glitch

The final regulation is out from HHS attempting to fix what is know as “the family glitch” and giving a further 200,000 Americans opportunity access subsidized health insurance coverage through the exchanges. If you think about, it is amazing it took so long from the Affordable Care Act’s inception and implementation to address the fallout…

The Significance of the End of the COVID Emergency

The political maneuvering around declaring COVID over and done is absolutely fascinating. But, today, I am interested in the official end of the declaration of public health emergency by the federal government. So much hinges on the termination date: HIPAA requirement waivers; nursing home staffing standards waivers, are two that loom large. Today, I learned…

Is Retail Company Expansion to Home Health a Good Idea?

One business analysis article implies it is a no brainer and an obvious brand expansion for Walgreens and others to expand into the home health industry. OK, so maybe this is promising for industry, but would it be good for consumers? Or, is it CMS’s proposed home health payment rule that is triggering much of…

OTC Hearing Aids

Who wants to take a field trip to Best Buy in November? Word is, their new in-store sale centers for OTC will be up and running by then. The New York Times wonders how hearing aid dependent audiology practices will adjust to the pivot to selling hearing aid support for equipment purchased elsewhere. I do…

Cheers For the Naloxone Bike!

The Naloxone Bike makes a difference, both in education about the administration of Naloxone and in the dangers of recreational drug use in a society awash with Fentanyl and unknowing Fentanyl consumers.

Certificates of Public Advantage

It has taken a while, but the FTC has spoken out against the anti-competitive effects of Certificates of Public Advantage Laws, those state laws that extend an antitrust shield to merging acute care hospital entities seeking to merge or affiliate in the name of the greater good. COPAs are beyond having a moment and have,…

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