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A few changes to the site…

If you visit the site, you’ll note that I’ve made a few changes to make it more dynamic…the home page now shows a rolling list of recent submissions (often based on op-ed pieces referring to current topics of national, international or local importance). For those who are duly registered (and receive email notifications of this stuff), you should be able to read the referenced articles on the web site. I’m looking for other contributors from our Monday group to either 1) provide more “food for thought” or 2) comment on the existing posts. Please feel free to do so and let me know if you have any problems or questions.

Medicare Advantage Networks Shrink

Attached is the article I referred to in our discussion on Monday. It describes the friction between doctors and Medicare Advantage insurers as the latter trim their networks. It seems clear that the insurers’ communication with doctors and patients left something to be desired but it raises the question about whether insurers should have the right to manage their own provider networks as the deem necessary. Continue reading “Medicare Advantage Networks Shrink”

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