Credit Card Settlement vs. HSAs?

I picked up the WSJ while heading to our UC the other morning and read this article about a multi-billion dollar settlement with the credit card companies. One key piece of the settlement is language that allows vendors, such as pediatric practices, ...
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Ingenix Followup

[Preceding Commercial: don't miss a full day of coding and practice management education on this Friday, March 25, 2011 in Miami!]
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Medical Loss Ratio, Stomach Ache

First, Dr. Stoller threw out this amazing reference on SOAPM. It's a fast read from Wendell Potter (you remember, the former CIGNA-exec turned whistle blower) about talks happening between the insurance companies and Congress right now.
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Egregious Insurance Policies (Thanks, Budd!)

A few weeks ago, there was a challenge on the SOAPM list to come up with the Top 10 Most Egregious Insurance Company Behaviors. Dr. Budd Shenkin compiled and edited the list which, in the draft you see below, I find quite impressive.
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ARRA Sleight of Hand

It began with a simple message in my mailbox. "Poll for your blog - Will RECs deliver on their mission?" I bopped over to the piece about RECs and was pleasantly surprised by their analysis of the REC process so far. Their analysis...
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Podcasts/Chip Hart

Available on iTunes
I had a great time speaking to Drs. Bravo and Rogu on their growing podcast, The Pediatric Lounge, to discuss the state of independent pediatricians and the use of data in a pediatric practice. They are cranking out episodes (which is a good thing) and anyone who supports independent pediatricians should tune in to their effort. What they are doing takes a tremendous amount of work and their guest list is amazing (well, besides me). They turned our conversation into back-to-back episodes (32 and 33), "Independent Pediatric Practice 2022" and "Data Data Data and Managing a Pediatric Office." If you prefer video, you catch up on their YouTube channel.
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