November 22, 2013 | David Williams | Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management, Accounting & Financial Management
Fee-for-service methodologies, especially relative-value units (RVUs), keep creeping back into alternative payment models like capitation. Maybe we should take the hint and adapt... More
November 11, 2013 | David Williams | Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management, Accounting & Financial Management
Reference pricing is a great cost-saving idea and I'd like to see more of it. But it’s a pretty poor argument for the superiority of the free market in healthcare. More
October 31, 2013 | David Williams | Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management, Accounting & Financial Management
The Affordable Care Act cuts Medicare price growth. But if hospitals respond by increasing the amount of care provided, the potential cost savings from price restraint may be lost. More
October 22, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
As a business owner I’m enthusiastic about the idea of government policies that promote economic growth. But I’m disappointed to hear the term “pro-growth” used as a label for... More
October 16, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
A Wall Street Journal article caught my eye, since it seemed to report that the Affordable Care Act was making it hard to raise money. But as I read further into it there seems to... More
October 04, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
For mainstream folks who aren’t health wonks or political junkies, it can be perplexing to try to understand why House Republicans are so eager to fight the Affordable Care Act... More
October 01, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
For better or worse, war has provided the impetus for new medical technology. The latest wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have sent home many men and some women who suffered the loss... More
September 18, 2013 | David Williams | Budgeting
Highmark Health Services, a big Blue Cross Blue Shield plan is rolling out its Care Cost Estimator, a transparency tool designed to get members to make cost-saving choices. More
September 05, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
Polls show that few people understand health insurance or the Affordable Care Act. That's especially so for those who have the most to gain from Obamacare: people who are... More
August 28, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
It's a little sad to come back from a break and see the same game going on with GOP attempts to stop Obamacare, using the threat of a government shutdown to do it. More
August 16, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
The Affordable Care Act may help reduce tax evasion, especially in states that don't expand Medicaid eligibility. More
August 05, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
A small but increasing number of doctors have stopped taking Medicare patients, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reasons cited include... More
July 29, 2013 | David Williams
The Leapfrog Group is riling up hospitals with a hidden surcharge calculator designed to show employers how much of their health care premium is devoted to paying for medical... More
July 19, 2013 | David Williams | Policy and Legislation
It's not surprising that the average person is pretty confused about the Affordable Care Act. It's a complex piece of legislation that gets phased in gradually, and... More
July 10, 2013 | David Williams | Community Benefit, Billing and Collections
DealWell, a new company that offers online health care deals, is the subject of a story on KERA, the NPR station in Dallas. I'm quoted in the audio and text versions. More