#AskMariaTodd: The Proliferation Trajectory of Community-based, Freestanding Emergency Departments

Recently, I've been taking calls from venture capital investment funds and bankers curious about my impression and experience with community-based freestanding emergency departments.  Most of the questions are similar: Why this, why now, what's next, hurdles and obstacles? They also want to know if I can share any proven contracting strategies with third party...

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The Cadillac Tax suspension and what that means for employer paid medical travel

The Affordable Care Act's high-cost plan tax (HCPT), popularly known as the “Cadillac tax,” is a 40 percent excise tax on employer plans exceeding $10,200 in premiums per year for individuals and $27,500 for families.  This caused employers and labor unions who were operating self-funded health benefit plans (Employer Sponsored Insurance ("ESI")) to take note of...

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