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2013 Pennsylvania MCARE Insurance Assessment Announced

Posted in Pennsylvania Legislation

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has announced that the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act annual assessment for calendar year 2013 will be 25% applied to the prevailing primary premium for each participating health care provider.  The announcement is in  the Pennsylvania Bulletin.  This represents an increase of two percentage points from the 2012 assessment…. Continue Reading

Selling Your Practice to a Hospital? Know Where You Want to End Up

Posted in Practice Management

There’s an interesting piece in the Miami Herald today regarding hospitals once again acquiring physician practices. The article raises some good questions regarding the motivations underlying this growing (recurring) trend and suggests that it might be more about control than preparing for a "reformed" health care system. The article also questions whether hospitals will be any… Continue Reading