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Small Business Advice Guide: Healthcare Reform: The impact on small business

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One week later, on March 30, 2010, he signed into law H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, making numerous changes to the PPACA. Together, these two laws complete Congress’s current efforts to

Burn ban

State Sen. David Holt (R-30) opened the legislative session by introducing Senate Bill 327, which looks to give business owners a break when it comes to a segment of their workforce that may be dragging down the bottom line with regard to health care costs. He was surprised that smokers in Oklahoma enjoy a special

Making the grade

This month brings new funding to Medicaid programs that choose to cover preventive services for patients at little or no cost. The law also requires states to start paying primary care physicians the full Medicare rate for treating Medicaid patients. This year also will see the bundling of payments, with Medicare paying providers flat fees

How did we get here?

David Rothwell Physician Managing partner Salerno Health “My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill, he gave me six months more.” –Walter Matthau In 1900, the yearly cost of health care for an individual was $5 (or $100 in today’s money). Of course, that was prior to standardization

Exploring health care

For the first time, Oklahoma health care leaders and providers are set to collaborate on local solutions. The event will be held Aug. 9-10 at Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel Downtown. Conference chairwoman Shari Moore, vice president of risk management at Physicians Liability Insurance Company, says, “We believe it’s going to be relevant and

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