NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 9, Issue 14

Joint replacement model mandatory areas slashed in CMS proposal Mcknights.com – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to drop the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model from 67 to 34, according to a proposal issued Tuesday. CJR participants in the remaining areas

Volume 2, Issue 23

Dear Colleagues: In this issue we were able to speak to Shakil Haroon, Founder and CEO of MPIRICA Health, a Seattle-based digital health startup demystifying healthcare quality transparency for patients and payers with an intuitive measurement of surgeon and hospital outcomes. MPIRICA Health brings patients who are in need of surgery, along

SPOTLIGHT: Shakil Haroon, Founder and CEO, MPIRICA Health

About Shakil Haroon Shakil Haroon is Founder and CEO of MPIRICA Health, a Seattle-based digital health startup. Shakil started MPIRICA with a vision to give healthcare consumers a simple and transparent insight into the surgery quality of doctors and hospitals, while creating a successful business model aligning patient, payer and provider

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 23

Am I covered abroad? Educating employees on the limits of their health insurance By Simon Stirzaker linkedin.com – Very few people think in much detail about their health when they go abroad, often failing to acknowledge that a visit to a doctor or hospital could be required. The fact is, chances of

Volume 9, Issue 13: Successful Argentina-based Medical Facility CANDOR Promotes Medical and Philosophical Therapies for Patients and Families

Dear Colleagues, This month Kim Advent, Founder and President, Avanti Wellness L.L.C, is discussing her work in the “Paris” of the Americas, Buenos Aires, helping patients, and their families, struggling with addiction and/or mental disorders. We learned a lot about the various theories of battling addiction during our interview with Kim—and

SPOTLIGHT: Kim Advent, Founder and President, Avanti Wellness L.L.C.

Kim Advent, Founder and President of Avanti Wellness L.L.C. kimadvent@gmail.com About Kim Advent In March of 2010, Kim Advent, Founder and President of Avanti Wellness L.L.C., a Nevada based company began her research in Buenos Aires, Argentina at a medical facility that incorporates practical philosophical ideas into individualized medical treatments for clients. The medical

INDUSTRY NEWS: Volume 9, Issue 13

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NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 9, Issue 13

Making Greece a Medical Tourism Destination Neokosmos.com – It was an unofficial 'summit meeting', but it may bear very official fruit, presenting Greece with the opportunity to become a hub for medical tourism. Kenya Takes the Lead in Medical Tourism Nation.co.ke – Private health and wellness facilities are setting Kenya apart as one

Volume 2, Issue 22

SUBJECT LINE: Asserta Health Develops Payment Platform: medEcash℠, Stage Funds from Consumer & Health Plan  Volume 2, Issue 22   Dear Colleagues: Our website has recently undergone a renovation, causing us to postpone last month’s issue. To make up for it, we bring you a double issue. We were able to speak with leaders from

SPOTLIGHT: Korb Matosich, Co-Founder and President, Asserta Health, and Lisa Behnke, M.D., MHA, BSN, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Asserta Health

About Korb Matosich Korb Matosich is the co-founder and president of Asserta Health. Korb has an unusual depth of experience managing all sides of healthcare payment. He oversaw both Revenue Cycle Management and Payment Integrity businesses at Ingenix, now Optum, at UnitedHealth Group. He also served as the CEO of AAPC,