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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, February 17, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


The Scourge of Healthcare Ransomware to Loom Larger in 2017

By Clive Riddle, February 17, 2017

CynergisTek has just released Redspin’s annual cybersecurity Breach Report: 2016: Protected Health Information (PHI). Their 21-page seventh annual report “provides in-depth analysis of the causes of PHI breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services and the overall state of cybersecurity in healthcare.”.............Click to continue


Thinking of Starting a Medicare Advantage Plan? 2019 Starts Now

By Peter Kinhan and Dan Juberg, February 10, 2017

Provider Sponsored Plans and Medicare Advantage are gaining traction as a critical strategy for profitable, value-based care. However, many underestimate the necessary lead time and effort required to move from consideration.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, February 10, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


Healthcare Bowl 2017: Atlanta vs New England

By Clive Riddle, February 3, 2017

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots square off this Sunday in Houston during.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, January 27, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


Living in a Retro Health Care System

by Kim Bellard, January 26, 2017

Living in the 21st century is cool, right? We've got smartphones,.............Click to continue


Understanding Impact of Socioeconomic Data on Health Outcomes

By Claire Thayer, January 26, 2017

While advancements in medical technologies have contributed to improved health outcomes, health care systems are increasingly retooling their focus to understanding the basic socio determinants .............Click to continue


2017 MSSP ACOs By The Numbers

by Clive Riddle

CMS has announced their 2017 new and renewing ACOs, so we took a somewhat deeper dive into.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, January 20, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


The Similarities Between Health Plans and Subscription Television

By Clive Riddle, January 13, 2017

One can even directly impact if people live or die. The other merely.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, January 13, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


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MCOLBlog Team

Kim Bellard
KB Consulting
Columbus, OH

Krista Burris
Healthcare Strategy Consultant
San Francisco Bay Area

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William DeMarco
President
DeMarco and Associates
Rockford, IL

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Laurie Gelb
Vice President
ORC International
Seattle, WA

Dan Juberg
Vice President, West
Lumeris
Los Angeles, CA

Nate Kaufman
Managing Director
Kaufman Strategic Advisors
San Diego, CA

Cyndy Nayer
Founder and CEO
Cyndy Nayer's Center of Health Engagement
CyndyNayer.com

Lindsay Resnick
Chief Marketing Officer
KBM Group: Health Services

Clive Riddle
President
MCOL
Modesto, CA

Marshall Riddle
Senior Analyst
MCOL
Modesto, CA

Claire Thayer
Vice President
Business Development
MCOL
Portland, OR