“Hot Takes and Predictions For Healthcare in 2017,” Physicians Practice

March 3, 2017
Roy Wyman

In an article published on March 2, 2017 in Physicians Practice, Nashville partner Roy Wyman provides guidance on what healthcare leaders and administrators can expect in 2017 by offering "hot takes" of longer-term trends that every physician and practice should note. Wyman says the screaming hot take is that 2017 threatens individuals with loss of coverage, lifetime limits, exclusions for pre-existing conditions, and termination of Medicaid expansion. He says that private markets (including ACA), however, may face turmoil in 2017 if the personal mandate is dropped or if insurance companies are permitted to sell across state lines, leading to consolidation and a potential "race to the bottom." Growing enforcement of HIPAA will be hard to slow down because privacy and security are popular and enforcement brings money into the coffers. In the meantime, IT development will continue its exponential growth, Wyman explains. For the full article, please click here.