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Christopher Bell, CPA, Senior Manager, Moss Adams LLP

Making Health Care Great Again: The Republicans' Playbook to Health Care Reform


By Christopher Bell, CPA
Senior Manager
Moss Adams LLP



The Trump administration is leading a three-pronged approach to health care reform: (1) repeal unpopular penalties and taxes, (2) provide states greater control and flexibility over the Medicaid program, and (3) encourage consumer-centric reforms based on free market principles. Their message is that the existing system is not affordable, competitive, nor effective.  Read article
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Doing Our Part to Address Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention


By Michael B. Danovsky, PhD
Supervisor, Pediatric Psychology, Valley Children’s Healthcare

There is an angst, depression and hopelessness plaguing our young people. Teen suicide is now the second leading cause of death in youth between the ages 10-24 nationwide. It has surpassed motor vehicle crashes as a major cause of death for kids 10-14 years of age.  Read article
Fork to two paths in forest

Whither TrumpCare


By Harry Nelson
Author, From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Why You Should Care and Managing Partner, Nelson Hardiman

As expected, Republicans kicked off the 115th Congress by voting in favor of repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare). Technically, to avoid a Democratic filibuster in the Senate, Republicans used a budget reconciliation measure to cut off ACA funding. So what comes next? Healthcare providers, plans, and patients are busy trying to read the tea leaves about what, if any, replacement is coming and what the changes mean for healthcare.  Read article
Man meeting with Therapist on substance abuse issues

Final Rule Allows More Sharing of Substance Abuse Treatment Information


By Richard S. Cooper, Esq.
Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a final rule that will allow more flexibility for sharing patient records relating to substance use disorders.  Read article
Physician instructing patient to take a pill over telehealth

Study Finds 65% of Patient Responders Interested in Seeing Their PCP Over Video


By Cindy Lamar
Regional Director, Go Telecare

In a 2017 consumer survey by American Well, twenty percent of consumers stated they would switch primary care providers to gain access to Telehealth services. In addition the survey found that 50 million Americans said they would choose another PCP if they offered remote visits, up from 17 million in 2015. Of survey responders who have a PCP, 65% expressed interest in video visits. Read article
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