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To Open or Not to Open…

By Fulcrum Strategies | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

To Open or Not to Open, that is the question:   One month ago, Gavin Newsom the governor of California became the first Governor to issue a statewide shelter in place order.  At the time of the order California had 900 positive cases and 19 fatalities.  Some thought the Governor jumped the gun in shutting […]

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A New Age in Medicine

By Fulcrum Strategies | April 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every time a system or people go through a significant event lasting changes are produced.  After 9/11, the ways we travel and handle security were forever changed.  After this pandemic is over, I am sure there are going to be lasting changes to the way we prepare for a crisis as well as how we […]

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What Washington can do to help Doctors

By Fulcrum Strategies | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Whenever a country faces a crisis, the people of that nation look to the leaders of their local, state and federal governments.  Throughout our history we have dealt with a number of crisis situations ranging from war to national disasters and now a global pandemic.  During this crisis we once again look to our elected […]

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The End of Medical Groups

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seems like forever ago, but it’s only been two months since the first case of the Corona virus was diagnosed in this country.  Just two months later our reality has changed, maybe forever.  In just two months we have seen the stock market lose a third of its value, our government flush an unprecedented […]

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Surprise Billing – Where will this leave us?

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over the last few months, congress has been working on legislation to address the issue of surprise billing.  As most of you know, a “surprise bill” happens when a patient receives services at a hospital that is in their insurance network but receives a related bill from a doctor that isn’t in their network.  Often […]

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Today is March 24th

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Its March 24th and we now have over 50,000 cases of Covid-19 in this country.  We have had almost 700 people die and more than 100 are dying each day now.  Many experts believe that we still at the very beginning of the worst of this crisis and that things will get worse before they […]

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Today is March 23rd

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today is March 23rd.  There are a reported 34,000 COVID-19 cases in the US.  The real number is likely much higher due to a lack of testing.  I hoped by now that everyone would have taken this crisis seriously.  Unfortunately, watching kids on beaches for spring break, reading idiotic questions and theories on social media […]

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Today is March 19th

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today is March 19th.  There are a reported 9,500 COVID-19 cases in the US.  The real number is likely much higher due to a lack of testing.  I hoped by now that everyone would have taken this crisis seriously.  Unfortunately, watching kids on beaches for spring break, reading idiotic questions and theories on social media […]

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“This is a clear sign that the ACA can and does work.” Really?

By Fulcrum Strategies | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an article in the Raleigh News and Observer last week, it was announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina reported a profit for the first time on its ACA exchange plans. The profit was about $600 million, and that single year profit wiped out the three previous year’s losses in one fell […]

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A pharmacy is buying an insurance company? What’s next?

By Fulcrum Strategies | November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The other day I read a headline that I never thought I would see: “CVS to buy Aetna.” Wait, what? That’s right boys and girls, a pharmacy and PBM is trying to buy the third largest insurance company for a reported $66 billion. After the shock wore off, I started to question why, and think […]

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