Post Tagged with: "health reform"

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Farzad Mostashari on the Proposed ACO Regulation

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December 17, 2014

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The Accountable Care Organization regulations were first promulgated under authority of the ACA’s Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2011. Three years later, the regs are in the shop for a tune-up. Farzad Mostashari MD was one of the authors of the Brookings Institution ACO issue brief released in the spring, suggesting some changes to the program that would keep current ACOs engaged past the end of their three-year contract term, and improving the program overall.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Down, Down, Down: Avoidable Errors, Uninsurance, Cost Inflation

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December 4, 2014

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So I ask again the question I keep asking about this issue: Will we not really do much of anything about this national crisis unless health care costs blow through 20% of GDP?

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Jaan Sidorov is the Population Health Blog

Think Bundled Payment is Inevitable? Think Again

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August 10, 2014

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Bundled payments are not a health reform slam-dunk.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

A Path Toward Further Health Reform Is Lined With the IRS?

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June 29, 2014

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As attention has shifted to phantom IRS emails, misbehaving Iraqis and our newfound national awareness of soccer’s off-side rule, it’s only natural for the Population Health Blog to wonder about the status of health reform.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Jack Bauer and Health Care Reform: A Multiple Choice Test

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May 16, 2014

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While it was inspired by the derring-do of super-spy Jack Bauer, the PHB couldn’t help itself, and combined some of lessons of 24’s TV drama to the conundrum of health care reform.

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Health IT, Necessary but Not Sufficient – A HiMSS14 Interview with Farzad

Health IT, Necessary but Not Sufficient – A HiMSS14 Interview with Farzad

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March 14, 2014

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Health care & health policy, HiMSS14, Salber, Videos&Vlogs:

by Patricia Salber So Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator of Health IT and current Visiting Fellow, Engelberg Center, Brookings Institute was walking by our Health Innovation Media video setup at HiMSS 2014 in Orlando.… Read More ›

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

The Concentration of Naiveté

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March 11, 2014

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The good news is that the PHB’s naiveté was limited to parking habits, one house’s garage and a spend of $19. Not so for Ezekiel Emanuel’s work in health reform in the White House and a spend of far more money.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

“Opt-Out” Health Insurance Enrollment

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March 6, 2014

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Kudos to the New England Journal for providing a tidy summary of the latest Republican healthcare reform proposal. Up until now, the Population Health/Disease Management Care Blog was only vaguely aware of the GOP’s evolution from the political party of “no” to one of “go,” albeit with lots of caveats.

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Countdown to HiMSS14: The Social Media Ambassadors

Countdown to HiMSS14: The Social Media Ambassadors

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February 17, 2014

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IT:

Most recently we chatted with Lucian Iancovici, MD, investment manager forQualcomm Ventures Fund, who led the investment in @PracticeFusion, co-led @FitBit and participated in both @Clear_Careand @TelCare rounds.

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Krugman Stirs the Pot on Obamacare (Again)

Krugman Stirs the Pot on Obamacare (Again)

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February 7, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Salber:

by Patricia Salber Paul Krugman’s opinion piece, “Health, Work, Lies” in today’s New York Times today takes on politicians’ and the media’s spin of a… Read More ›

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

The Behavioral Economics Behind the Individual Mandate

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January 23, 2014

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Thanks to analyses like these, the Disease Management Care Blog is coming down with a tiresome case of individual mandatosis complicated by penaltyalgia.

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Jaan Sidorov is the Population Health Blog

One Proposed Measure of Obamacare Success: Drop-Outs from the Bronze and Silver Plans

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January 19, 2014

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Quick: if you had to chose a limited number of measures to gauge success of the Affordable Care Act, what would you choose?

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SF Bay Area Innovation: The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2014

SF Bay Area Innovation: The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2014

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January 15, 2014

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Perhaps the trophy event in the biotech, pharma and even innovation in the ‘non-profit sector’ from the likes of DIgnity Health,Cleveland Clinic and Advocate Healthcare, the ‘suits’ of the investor class (heck even Adam Feuerstein was alleged to have been sporting a tie – at least on Monday) descended upon Union Square.

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Independent Media Coverage of CES 2014 via TPN

Independent Media Coverage of CES 2014 via TPN

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January 8, 2014

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We launched HealthInnovation Media at HiMSS 2013 in New Orleans as an ‘association of independent media’ including bloggers, twitter evangelists and other social media journalists focused on digital health innovation as an alternative to traditional media or ‘pay-to-play’ PR outlets. As I pack for Las Vegas this morning, and following the CES hashtag, I caught the stream from TPN the ‘tech podcast network‘ who describe themselves as an initiative of similar DNA and mission. So below is their live feed, which we happily syndicate for those of you who may not be attending CES this year!

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The mHealth Summit 2013: Dr Soffer’s Second Opinion

The mHealth Summit 2013: Dr Soffer’s Second Opinion

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January 6, 2014

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By Gregg A. Masters, MPH First posted on HealthInnovationMedia.com 1/6/2014 During our regular programming we were approached by Ariel Soffer, MD of Miami based ABC affiliate WPLG Local 10… Read More ›

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