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During this holiday season and New Year, we wish you and your loved ones a joyous time filled with health and happiness. With appreciation, The SCI Team

By SCI Solutions Team In a recent webinar presented by Becker’s Hospital Review, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital’s CEO Lynn Torossian, along with our CEO Joel French, outlined strategies hospital and health system CFOs are adopting in order to drive revenue growth in a new value-based health economy. Emerging technologies are disrupting traditional business models…

Read more Five Top Revenue Generation Strategies for CFOs

Today, we’re stepping away from the “parley” on healthcare and inviting readers to join us in thanking our nation’s veterans and soldiers for their service to our country. We are truly blessed to be part of a nation whose veterans have sacrificed so much to protect us and extend freedom to so many. For this…

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By Bill Bunker, Executive Vice President, SCI Solutions A study by the AMA argues the proposed insurance mergers would significantly reduce competition in 154 metropolitan areas within 23 states. To recap, four of the five largest health insurers are proposing to join together in two mergers: 1) Anthem and Cigna, and 2) Aetna and Humana.…

Read more American Medical Association Warns Government against Insurance Mergers

By Bill Bunker, Executive Vice President, SCI Solutions A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS) found the rate of people who did not seek medical care because of cost fell to 4.4 percent, representing a 16-year-low. This rate has been on the decline since…

Read more Healthcare Costs are Less of Barrier for Patients in Need, CDC Reports

By Bill Bunker, Executive Vice President, SCI Solutions A recent report from the Commonwealth Fund concluded there is little competition anywhere in the United States for private Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans. Researchers found that 97 percent of markets in the US counties were “highly concentrated” where a small number of insurers dominated. In rural markets,…

Read more Medicare Advantage Competition Dwindling Amidst Insurance Mergers

By Bill Bunker, Executive Vice President, SCI Solutions The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new report that shows nearly one million Americans shopped for health insurance and picked a plan on the federally-run Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges since the regular sign-up season ended. The 2015 enrollment period concluded in…

Read more ACA Insurance Coverage Up, Uninsured Rate Down: What This Means for Practices