LESS Care for MORE Patients? How Treatment Centers Can Scale to Meet Future Demand

LESS Care for MORE Patients? How Treatment Centers Can Scale to Meet Future Demand

In a recent blog post, we looked at the insurance industry’s trend away from volume-based reimbursement models and toward value-based reimbursement models. This move is aimed at delivering the best care at the lowest cost, such as screenings and early intervention, rather than late-stage treatment. This type of early intervention could mean less care for…

How Value Based Reimbursement Models are Changing Patient Care

How Value Based Reimbursement Models are Changing Patient Care

Of the many changes in the healthcare industry, one we’re looking at closely is the shift from volume-based to value-based reimbursement. The value-based reimbursement model, one that encourages providers to deliver the best care at the lowest cost, has already been adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and several large insurance…

Healthcare Mergers: Why Providers Need a Seat at the Table

Healthcare Mergers: Why Providers Need a Seat at the Table

Over the past several years, big players in the healthcare industry have consolidated, leading to higher prices and decreased choice in the insurance market. This was the reason cited by the federal judge who blocked the Anthem-Cigna merger in February. As the judge, Amy Berman Jackson, wrote in her decision: The evidence has also shown…

The New Healthcare Horizon: What the American Healthcare Act has in Store for the Substance Abuse Industry

The New Healthcare Horizon: What the American Healthcare Act has in Store for the Substance Abuse Industry

In March, congressional republicans finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” The proposed act, known as the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), would make three big changes to the existing healthcare structure: Subsidies are calculated based on age. In the ACA, subsidies are calculated based on…