Policy

Cutting-edge stories about updates and issues in health policy

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Reflections on Death with Dignity

Sebastian Sepulveda, MD - 7/6/2020 - 4

Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?

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Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 7/5/2020 - 10

Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.

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Reshaping Healthcare: What We Can Learn From Alaska

William H. Bestermann, Jr., MD - 6/18/2020 - 0

Southcentral Foundation in Alaska provides excellent healthcare for half the money spent on other patients in that state. What can we learn from them?

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Health Care Companies’ Critical Role in Responding to COVID-19 

Richard Migliori M.D. - 6/8/2020 - 0

Richard Migliori MD, EVP & Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealth Group describes the health care company’s multi-pronged response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why Everyone Needs Certainty About Coverage for Cancer Care

Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP - 5/2/2020 - 0

Cancer doesn’t wait while policymakers debate how best to reform US healthcare. Patients need certainty about coverage for cancer care and they need it now.

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Poor Payer Reimbursement and Practice Viability during COVID-19

Cameron Wood - 4/24/2020 - 0

Physician practices should utilize their current time & resources to renegotiate payer reimbursement contracts to ensure viability during the age of COVID.

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Telehealth Project to Help Atrial Fibrillation Patients During COVID Crisis

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 4/23/2020 - 1

A telehealth project to improve treatment for patients at highest risk for stroke has been launched by PPAHS and supported by a BMS-Pfizer Alliance Grant

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