Coventry’s earnings call – facility costs are the problem

The Allen Wise II era has begun with today’s release of Coventry Health’s fourth quarter 2008 earnings. Wise, who occupied the CEO/Chairman’s office before the recently-departed Dale Wolf, resumed the position ten days ago after Wolf resigned. Here’s my key … Continue reading Coventry’s earnings call – facility costs are the problem

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The soft target that is work comp, part 2 – Solutions

Yesterday’s post covered why work comp is a soft target for “revenue maximizers” – particularly facilities. Today we’ll talk solutions. First, on a macro level, states need to develop and use fee schedules based on Medicare. For inpatient that’s MS-DRGs … Continue reading The soft target that is work comp, part 2 – Solutions

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