All Posts By Richard Averill
Would an Amazon-like price shopping experience for individual healthcare services help control healthcare costs? Price transparency is frequently cited as a possible strategy for reducing the cost of healthcare because […]
Medicare beneficiaries are constantly bombarded with mail, emails and advertisements from insurers encouraging them to buy a Medicare supplemental insurance policy. It seems odd that there is such an aggressive […]
This article from Richard Averill, MS and Norbert Goldfield, MD describes the future of payment reform in health care.
The August issue of the Journal of AHIMA features an article by Sue Bowman that chronicles the dire predictions of negative consequences that would ensue if the antiquated 30-year-old ICD-9-CM […]
Our recent article, “Implementing a Site-Neutral PPS,” published in the HFMA journal, highlights the potential for a reform currently making its way through the legislative process. The proposed legislation—referred to […]
3M authors Richard Averill and Richard Fuller discuss the impact if Medicare were to implement site-neutral payment. Published in Healthcare Financial Management, the journal of HFMA.
Six weeks have passed since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition and now that the dust has settled, it’s time to talk about the bigger picture. Richard Averill, senior healthcare policy […]
After decades of development, endless regulatory hurdles and multiple delays, the implementation date for ICD-10 has arrived. If ICD-10 had a theme song, it certainly would be “The Long and […]
Does the CMS two-midnight rule create an adversarial dynamic between physicians and hospitals? 3M authors discuss an alternative approach using low-cost outliers in this Healthcare Financial Management article.