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Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is a vice president for the Kansas City office of Lancaster Pollard. Since joining Lancaster Pollard in 2003, Mike has focused his efforts on health care and senior living analysis and managing a range of bond underwriting, mortgage loans, and financial advisory services for construction and refinance projects.

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Providers Prepare for MACRA

6/12/2017 Since The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law, uncertainty has loomed over Medicare providers. The Act is slated for implementation on January 1, 2019, and will use clinician performance data from 2017 in determining payment for future reimbursement. The law passed with strong bipartisan support as it effectively eliminated the sustainable growth rate formula, which posed reimbursement risks in the event of economic downturn. Policymakers are optimistic the changes will support advancement in electronic health records and an increased focus on quality of care, while simultaneously implementing cost savings. Read More

Room to Grow: How Small and Critical Access Hospitals Are Financing Expansion Projects

2/8/2015 Almost one fifth of the U.S. population lives in a rural area. Small and critical access hospitals play a vital role in rural areas and are likely to offer services that otherwise would not be accessible to residents. As a result, these hospitals may be required to expand and/or renovate their facilities in order to provide additional service lines, adjust the amount of outpatient and inpatient services and improve operational efficiencies and patient amenities. Read More

The Capital Issue: December 2014-January 2015

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