Post Tagged with: "health reform"

An Avalanche of Unnecessary Medical Care

An Avalanche of Unnecessary Medical Care

May 14, 2015

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Health care & health policy, People in healthcare, POLICY:

As the disparity between the capabilities of medical care and its availability increases, and as costs rise beyond the ability of most Americans to pay them, pressures build up for action.

Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Reform of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate: Be Careful What You Wish For

April 20, 2015

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The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 law attempted to use the SGR to substitute medical inflation with general inflation adjustments to the Medicare physician fee schedule. Since the costs of CAT scans have risen faster than cat food, Congress periodically had to pass catch-up “fixes.”

Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Health Policy Insights from the Medical Home Summit

March 28, 2015

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The Population Health Blog is back home after attending the intellectually rewarding Population Health Colloquium and Medical Home Summit. It was great to reconnect with old colleagues and make new friends.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflections

January 9, 2015

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IT:

Kate Ackerman at iHealthBeat asked me to participate in her annual piece on Health IT past and future, 12 Experts Weigh In on Health IT Progress, Disappointment in 2014 & Hopes for 2015. Check out her roundup. Read them all. Agree or disagree. Most important of all: Work to make your own predictions come true. For those of you dying to know what I had to say…

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Farzad Mostashari on the Proposed ACO Regulation

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.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

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

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?

Jaan Sidorov is the Population Health Blog

Think Bundled Payment is Inevitable? Think Again

August 10, 2014

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Bundled payments are not a health reform slam-dunk.

Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

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

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.

Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Jack Bauer and Health Care Reform: A Multiple Choice Test

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.

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

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

March 14, 2014

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Health care & health policy, HIMSS, Salber, Videos:

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 ›