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Jeanne Chase Tiscareno, Marketing Consultant, ChaseLane Consulting

The Milliennials Are Here. Is Health Care Ready?

By Jeanne Chase Tiscareno
Marketing Consultant
ChaseLane Consulting

Tech savvy, coddled, social, wellness conscious – these are some of the characteristics we’ve come to associate with the millennial generation, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. As they enter the workforce, their needs and expectations are beginning to shape the healthcare industry. Health care is entering a time of change as it learns to communicate with and market itself to this new generation. The providers and payers that survive or thrive will be those that adapt.  Read article
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Prospective versus Retrospective Bundled Payments: Looking ahead, not looking back

By Olivia Ross, MPH, MBA, Associate Director, Pacific Business Group on Health

When it comes to alternative payment models, one area that has recently gained a lot of attention is bundling. Bundles are a great tool to help payors and providers redefine the unit they use to measure value. Instead of setting a rate for each separate service, bundles set a rate for an entire procedure or treatment of a condition over a defined period of time. Rather than paying separately for a high-quality OR tech or a competitively priced outpatient physical therapy session, we can look for a high value bundled payment for a knee replacement where the services and outcomes are coordinated.  Read article
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Cleaning House: CMS Proposes Sweeping Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities

By Jonathon E. Cohn, Partner, Arent Fox LLP
By Erin Atkins, Associate Attorney, Arent Fox LLP

On July 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would substantially reorganize and revise the requirements currently codified at 42 C.F.R. Part 483, Subpart B that long term care facilities must follow in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs (the Proposed Rule). CMS has extended the comment deadline to October 14, 2015.  Read article
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Puget Sound Medical Office On Campus Vacancy Rate Plummets to 4.63%

By Paul Carr CCIM/MBA, First Vice President, CBRE

From the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the unemployment rate or even the Farmer’s Almanac, everyone seems to have his or her own favorite leading economic indicator. My new favorite is the Seattle Crane Index. Twice a year (starting 18 months ago), construction consulting company Rider Levett Bucknall counts the construction cranes in the City of Seattle and issues a Crane Index.  Read article
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