Health Capital Topics 2015This book is a compilation of excerpts from articles originally published in the e-journal, Health Capital Topics, which have been loosely organized by topic in relation to the Four Pillars concept.

Some of the articles represent a retrospective look at a topic, as noted by the date of original publication that appears following the article title. 

The intent of this book is to serve as an (admittedly abridged) brief annual primer and reference source for these topics.  In the months and years ahead, we will strive to continue staying on top of key issues in the healthcare industry and publishing them in the monthly e-journal issues of Health Capital Topics and special alerts.

 

 

Table of Contents

SECTION I.   REGULATORY TOPICS

Threshold of Commercial Reasonableness  Three-Part Series

King v. Burwell Two-Part Series

“Per-Click” Restriction Two-Part Series

Commercial Reasonableness and ACOs (Three-Part Series)

Physicians Increasingly Targeted in Fraud & Abuse Lawsuits

Private Exchange ACOs Emerge as Next Generation ACO Model

The Next Generation ACO Model

Physicians Foundation Issues List of Physician Concerns for 2015

False Claims Act: FY 2014 in Review

President Obama Signs Bill to Permanently Repeal SGR

Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Changes for 2016

Fraud Alert Puts Added Pressure on Physicians

The Morristown Decision and its Potential Impact on Tax-Exempt Entities

Appraiser Files Multiple Qui Tam Suits Against Health Systems

Potential Repeal of the Medical Device Tax: Another ACA Challenge

SECTION II.   REIMBURSEMENT TOPICS

ACO Quality Trends Three-Part Series

GAO Report on CMS-Payment Review Contractors

Interventional Cardiology Recognized as Distinct Specialty by CMS

The Economic Costs of Antimicrobial Resistance

Volume to Value: Transition Timeline Set for Medicare Reimbursement Payments

Increased Scrutiny of Provider-Based Status Compliance

Venture Capital Funding in Healthcare Industry Remains Strong in Second Quarter 2015 

SECTION III.   COMPETITION TOPICS

Access to Healthcare Remains Stable Under Affordable Care Act

Senior Housing Concerns for 2015

SECTION IV.   TECHNOLOGY TOPICS

Population Health Four-Part Series

Medical Innovations Two-Part Series

Outlook Increasing For Future of Telemedicine

Is AI The Cure for Cancer?

The Rise of Start Up Healthcare Entities and Their Transformation of the Market

Telemedicine Consideration

Improving Physician Efficiency for Patient-Centered Care

Criminal Healthcare Cyberattacks on the Rise 

SECTION V. HEALTHCARE VALUATION ARTICLES

Healthcare Valuation (Five-Part Series)

Outpatient Enterprises

The Imperative of Considering the Concept of Highest and Best Use in Healthcare Valuation

SECTION VI.  ABOUT HEALTH CAPITAL CONSULTANTS

Firm Background

HCC Leadership