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Why We Must Protect Medicaid from Block Grants

AARP opposes Medicaid block grants and per capita caps because we are concerned that such proposals will endanger the health, safety, and care of millions of individuals who depend on the essential services provided through Medicaid.

Tackling Patients’ Social Problems Can Cut Health Costs

As healthcare costs continue to rise, hospitals and doctors are trying to figure out how to find these patients and get to the root of their problems.

Are PPO Networks the Worst Negotiators in the World?

Insurance companies use as a selling point that their buying power gives them a pricing advantage for employers. But when you look at the numbers, that's not what's happening.

Is It Possible to Peg Price to Value in Healthcare?

Although we can learn about pegging price to value from other industries, healthcare requires a unique approach that recognizes its critical role in people's lives.

Double Whammy: When Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Collide

Clinicians must recognize when mental illness and substance abuse occur together in order to offer more effective treatment.

My Vision of Ideal Healthcare System

Abhinav Shashank shares with us his idea of an ideal healthcare system.

Millennials Are About to Shake Up Healthcare and That Is a...

We are about to feel the impact of Millennials on our out-of-control healthcare system and hopes are high that they will demand and get the healthcare that they want and need.

Joint Replacement Bundled Payments May Be Risky for Patients

CMS bundled payments for joint replacements are designed to reign in costs, but what's not in the bundle could pose patient safety risks.

Why Healthcare Fraud is a Threat to National Security

Healthcare fraud is a national security threat. There is no party divide when it comes to protecting the homeland - we don’t need a right solution or a left solution, we need an American solution.

Why CEOs Can No Longer Ignore Healthcare Fraud and Abuse

Fraud is rampant in the healthcare system due in part to outdated claims payment methodologies. Dave Chase points out that ignorance of the problem is no longer a valid excuse given the high cost of health care and the magnitude of the waste due to fraud.

The Ethical Stain on U.S. Medical Care

The pervasiveness of inappropriate care is the U.S. medical system's biggest ethical stain. Alternatives, such as optimal medical management, are often ignored in favor of better paying surgical procedures.

Employers are Paying $500B Too Much for Healthcare

Dave Chase explores why employers should get a second opinion if they're overpaying for healthcare.