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Yet another failure by Medicare Bureacrats

Failure by Medicare Bureaucrats

September 30, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

pros-the-sis (noun): a device, either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body.  Medicare provides health coverage for prosthetics (artificial limbs and body...
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Tags: custom breast prosthesis, essentially women

Win with great team players

Win with great team players

September 21, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The other day I clicked on the link to a video of a basketball game played 40 years ago – and had an epiphany - mostly the best teams win, not the team with the best player(s).    The game was Iowa...
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Tags: team, team players, vgm

More updates on Healthcare during the Pandemic

More updates on Healthcare during the Pandemic

September 8, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The business of healthcare continues to face serious headwinds as a result of the pandemic.  A few newsworthy developments:  A recent Kaufman Hall analysis found hospital and health system operating margins were down 96% in 2020 (through...
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Tags: DMEPOS, future, health, trends, mega-trends, healthcare, hme, vgm

healthcare trends

Update on healthcare trends during pandemic

August 25, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Healthcare activity continues to be muted due to impact of the pandemic. Elective medical procedures are still tracking nearly 20% below “normal” levels.  The pipeline for new candidates for procedures in not re-filling as fast...
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Tags: CPAP, healthcare, healthcare trends, hme, pandemic, vgm

The 19th Amendement

The 19th Amendment

August 18, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Today (August 18, 2020) marks the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote in America, via ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.  In commemoration of this historic advancement in equal rights, I wanted to share some...
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Tags: 19th amendment, Carrie Chapman Catt, hard won not done, right to vote, vote, women's suffrage

Crossing the Bridge

Crossing the Bridge

August 4, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

My family’s 2020 spring break took an ironic turn that now seems like serendipity. We had planned a Caribbean vacation, but COVID-19 emerged about that time.  Not wanting to leave the country, nor get on a plane, we made a quick decision...
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Tags: crossing the bridge, john lewis, living history, selma

Healthcare Trends during the Pandemic

Healthcare Trends during the Pandemic

July 30, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

We know the pandemic has had a huge impact on the healthcare business and consumption of healthcare, and with second quarter data being reported over these past couple weeks, we can quantify some of the impacts: In reviewing second quarter financial...
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Tags: coronavirus, covid, healthcare, healthcare demand, healthcare trends, pandemic

Great Teams

Great Teams

July 13, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The summer when I was twelve I played on the Gibson Red Sox baseball team.  Our team finished the season with a record of zero wins and sixteen losses.  We were what our record said we were.    Today most of...
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Tags: greatteams, people, teamplayer, teams

35 years

35 years

June 26, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

June 24 was the 35th anniversary of my professional career.  On that day in 1985, I joined Touche Ross in their Omaha office.  Touche Ross was an accounting firm and was part of the “Big 8”, a term for the eight national accounting...
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Tags: 1985, career, lessons learned

Choices

Choices

June 22, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

We all exercise freedom of choice.  We choose our partner, how to spend our time and where we buy groceries.  We choose the shows we watch, our religion and our favorite teams.  The people we serve exercise their freedom of choice as...
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Tags: choices, community, connections, relationships