Interest Groups: Hurtling Us Down the Road to Ruin
Business
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Interest Groups: Hurtling Us Down the Road to Ruin

Brian Klepper - June 25, 2013

By Brian Klepper and David C. Kibbe By Brian Klepper and David C. KibbeA recent New York Times article that focused on colonoscopies highlighted the questionable science, predatory unit pricing, and overutilization…

Physicians, Health Systems and the Drive for Market Dominance
Business
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Business
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Physicians, Health Systems and the Drive for Market Dominance

Brian Klepper - May 24, 2013

Physicians have reached out recently to discuss attractive employment offers from health systems. They are invariably conflicted. They understand the trade-offs, that they’ll give up the autonomy…

How Physician Practices Can Prepare For A Health Care Marketplace
Business
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Business
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How Physician Practices Can Prepare For A Health Care Marketplace

Brian Klepper - April 22, 2013

What is the path forward for physicians who want to remain in private practice, outside the constraints of health system employment? How will the environment change and…

When Employers Get Serious About Managing Health Care Risk
Business
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Business
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When Employers Get Serious About Managing Health Care Risk

Brian Klepper - April 9, 2013

Last week I visited with Gary Rost, an unassumingly knowledgeable man and the Executive Director of the Savannah Business Group (SBG), arguably one of the most effective health…

Why Only Business Can Save America From Health Care
Business
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Business
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Why Only Business Can Save America From Health Care

Brian Klepper - March 25, 2013

Posted 3/24/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog Posted 3/24/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost BlogFor a large and growing number of us with meager or no coverage, health…

Why EHRs Really Have Not Made Us Healthier: A Response to Glen Tullman
Business
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Business
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Why EHRs Really Have Not Made Us Healthier: A Response to Glen Tullman

Brian Klepper - March 20, 2013

 Glen Tullman  Glen TullmanRecently-fired Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman waxed progressive in a self-promotional Forbes article last week, describing the ways past and forward for electronic health records (EHRs) and health…

A Broader Approach To Managing Health Care Risk
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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A Broader Approach To Managing Health Care Risk

Brian Klepper - February 17, 2013

Posted 2/15/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost BlogHealth care’s purchasers crave certainty. But complexity – and therefore uncertainty – rules. Assurances are hard to come by.…

The RUC, Health Care Finance’s Star Chamber, Remains Untouchable
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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The RUC, Health Care Finance’s Star Chamber, Remains Untouchable

Brian Klepper - February 4, 2013

  Posted 2/1/13 on The Health Affairs Blog   Posted 2/1/13 on The Health Affairs BlogOn January 7, a federal appeals court rejected six Georgia primary care physicians’ (PCPs) challenge to the Centers…

Health Reform
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An Archipelago of Health Information Islands

Brian Klepper - December 28, 2012

Posted 12/27/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog Posted 12/27/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost BlogMy wife Elaine was hospitalized for 6 days recently with…

Business
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Putting Physician Practices Into Context

Brian Klepper - December 12, 2012

 An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.   An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into…