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25Feb, 2021

United States Healthcare 2021: Part 2

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In our last blog, we broadly described what we think the healthcare agenda for President Biden is likely to look like. We purposely omitted discussing his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Mr. Xavier Becerra, currently the 33rd Attorney General of California, as we believe it is inappropriate to comment on a nominee until confirmed. Let us begin by looking at the projected budget for HHS. The HHS budget for 2021, as approved in 2020 (excluding subsequent COVID-19 emergency appropriations), was US$1.4 trillion. Without a […]
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20Jan, 2021

United States Healthcare 2021: Intro

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United States Healthcare 2021 Today, we can close the chapter on an incredibly divisive and disruptive historic election period here in the United States. President Biden has been inaugurated, and this change in administration is guaranteed to bring changes to healthcare for Americans in 2021 and beyond. First, let us be realistic that healthcare has been a major topic of presidential elections going back over 100 years. Second, other than restricting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare, the Trump administration had modest impact on healthcare. From our […]
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11Jan, 2021

Projected Impact on Healthcare from a Biden Administration

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by Noel J. Guillama, President OXIO Health, Inc. January 8, 2021 U.S. Healthcare Industry – Projected Healthcare Impact from a Biden Administration Since Theodore Roosevelt, American presidents have endeavored to reform healthcare. President Trump ran in 2016 on a platform of “repealing and replacing Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA); however, no new plan has emerged. Even in the 2020 election, President Trump did not propose a new healthcare plan. On the other hand, Vice President and now President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. ran on a plan to strengthen […]
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7Dec, 2020

OXIO Health® Portfolio Company Executes Letter of Intent

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Greenacres, Florida, USA (December 7, 2020) – OXIO Health, Inc.® (“OXIO”) announces today that Total Care Medical Group, Inc. (SM) (TCM), a subsidiary of one of its Portfolio companies, Total Care America(SM), Inc. (TCA), has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire its first medical practice in Central Palm Beach County, Florida. The practice being acquired has served the primary care needs of an estimated 10,000 patients since it was founded in 2002 and is currently serving 1,500 patients of record. The practice is served by one (1) Board […]
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26Oct, 2020

PWeR, Inc.®, a Portfolio Company of OXIO Health®, Announces Early Release of its Telemedicine Module in the PWeR EHR Platform

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Greenacres, Florida, USA (October 26, 2020) – OXIO Health, Inc.® (“OXIO”) announces today that its Portfolio Company, PWeR, Inc.®, has completed final Alpha testing of its’ new telemedicine module.  PWeR® is a patented (patent pending), award winning, patient-centered Electronic Health Record (EHR). This new feature has been introduced to live testing and has received excellent reviews. PWeR will be undergoing further enhancement and upgrade during preparation for recertification in 2021. Noel J. Guillama, President of OXIO commented, “COVID-19 has crystalized the demand for Remote Patient Care. This demand has brought […]
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28Sep, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 9)

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The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 9) How Will Physicians Recover Post-COVID 19? In our previous blog, we closed it with the warning, “Doctors will only survive if, and when, they realize that the outdated business model of the 20th century will not work.  We have ‘crossed the Rubicon’ and we cannot return to a pre-Covid healthcare system.” It has been six (6) months since many parts of the United States started to lock-down and self-quarantine. In the U.S., the death rate has dropped […]
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6Aug, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 8)

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Can Physicians Recover Post-COVID 19? Today, it seems that most of the headlines in healthcare are extremely bleak; overall, the financial health of most physicians show they are in bad shape and getting worse. In previous blogs, we noted the primary reason is the dependence on an outdated, 20th Century model, of both patient care (we will call it analog based) and payment built around a Fee-for-Service (FFS), or encounter-based, practice of medicine. In this model, the more often a doctor sees a patient effectively determines what can be billed; […]
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30Jul, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 7)

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Can Physicians Recover Post-COVID 19? In the early 1990s, we witnessed the emergence of the Physician Practice Management (PPM) industry. In 1990, there was just one (1) public company and by 1999, there were 36. Most failed due to largely flawed business models and the result of not understanding the core business and physicians (topic for another day). Only a few of these early companies survived into the early 2010s. There were two (2) categories of companies that survived: (1) highly specialized physicians, some were pediatric (and associated specialist), and […]
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14Jul, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 6)

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In Rebuilding the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System, Can Physicians Recover Post-COVID 19? According to the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), an industry association, physicians, in general, and primary care physicians in particular, are in extreme distress. According to the US government statistics, the largest distribution of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans went to a broad spectrum of healthcare and social services employers. Approximately 13% of the funds were distributed to healthcare and healthcare-related organizations. Of those, 23,000 medical groups received loans of more than US$150,000 each. We can find very […]
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29Jun, 2020

The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 5)

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Rebuilding the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System Last week, we discussed our expectation that the 40 to 50 year old, encounter-based payment model or as we have called it today the “Fee For Service” (FFS) payment model, may not be dead; however, it is certainly on its last gasp. We also noted how providers can be compensated for patient care, even when they don’t see them. In case you missed last week’s discussion, be sure to give it a read: The 21st Century Renaissance: A New Healthcare in the United States (Part 4) […]
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