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For the Record with Sara Ratner, Senior Vice President of Government Markets & Strategic Initiatives, Icario

A proven leader in the healthcare industry, Sara Ratner was the CEO of HealthEHR where she helped venture-backed organizations develop Medicare and Medicaid program strategies for emerging markets leveraging CMS and state frameworks to generate opportunities for program development and expansion. She has also served as SVP, Corporate Systems and Compliance at RedBrick Health, President of NeoPath Health, and as General […]

Cashé Software Offers New Remote Case Management to Counties and Community-Based Providers

Shared access to financial and health data empowers care recipients Cashé Software announced today that its Pavillio platform now supports a remote option for a team approach to county and community-based health-care and support services.  New case management tools including HIPPA compliant video-conferencing, shared messaging, care and supports plans and recipient access to real-time financial information. […]

Software Automates Billing, Time-Tracking and Visit Verification

(Saint Paul, MN) –  Cashé Software, Minnesota’s leading provider of electronic Medicaid billing, announced today that it will offer a free version of its care management software to home health care providers that serve five or fewer clients. The agency management software from Cashé will allow providers to automate their Medicaid and Medicare insurance billing, […]

Central Logic Acquires Ensocare to Ease Transitions from Hospital to Post-Acute Care

Acquisition advances companies’ shared vision of providing flexible and purpose-built solutions to orchestrate and navigate patient transitions across health systems and through the continuum of care Integrated solution provides health systems the necessary controls to elevate revenue capture, clinician effectiveness and patient outcomes Central Logic’s technology will now span 800 hospitals and health systems, covering […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Announces $70 Million in Premium Relief and Rebates

(Eagan, Minnesota) August 14, 2020 — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus (Blue Cross) today announced plans to provide more than $38 million in premium relief for thousands of Medicare members, individual and family plan members, and fully insured businesses throughout the state. All of these one-time credits, which will range […]

At The Table – Special Edition

SHELTER IN PLACE The Medical Alley Association Releases Statement on Shelter in Place As many of you know, several state and local governments are currently considering shelter-in-place orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus among their populations; some governments have already issued such orders. As Minnesota continues to develop their own approach to this challenging […]

Move to Value-Based Care Accelerates in Medical Alley Thanks to Proposed Changes to Federal Rules

Standing in Mayo Clinic’s downtown Minneapolis facility, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Eric D. Hargan, and Director of White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan announced proposed rule changes to the Medicare physician self-referral law (commonly known as Stark Law) and the federal […]

Fulcrum Health introduces TruTouch Massage Therapy Network; Extends Call for Patient-Focused Massage Therapists

A new network of qualified massage therapists will advocate for expanding massage therapy coverage for Medicare Advantage members Plymouth, MN (June 27, 2019) — Massage therapy has grown to an $18 billion industry in the United States and is increasingly recognized as an effective alternative to conventional medicine for treating a number of common conditions. […]

Up & Running with Brian Brockway, President and CEO of VivaQuant

Brian Brockway is the founder of Data Sciences Intl. (DSI), the leading provider of wireless implantable sensors and systems for preclinical testing of new drugs and biomedical research. He bootstrapped DSI with SBIR grants into a highly profitable business with over $40 million in revenue where he developed domestic and international direct sales and distribution […]

Patients and Primary Care Physicians at the Center of New CMS Innovation Models

By David O. Ault and Steve Lokensgard Value-based care is a term used frequently in healthcare to refer to care that is of equal or higher quality for the same or lower cost. In a value-based model, payers provide financial incentives to physicians and hospitals to figure out how to replace a knee for the […]

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