Variations in Post-Acute Care Spending
Business
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Business
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Variations in Post-Acute Care Spending

Greg Scandlen - May 19, 2014

A publication called “Becker’s Hospital CFO” recently ran a story based on data from a company called DataGen on “The Truth Behind Variation in Episode Payments.” The…

Demographics of CDHP Enrollees
Business
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Business
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Demographics of CDHP Enrollees

Greg Scandlen - May 8, 2014

EBRI has released the latest in its series of surveys on “Characteristics of the Population With Consumer-Driven and High-Deductible Health Plans.” EBRI has released the latest in…

Why Bundled Payments Aren’t Working
Business
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Business
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Why Bundled Payments Aren’t Working

Greg Scandlen - March 6, 2014

The New England Journal of Medicine recently ran an article by Clay Ackerly, MD, and David Grabowski, PhD, calling for “Post-Acute Care Reform.”They use a (presumably) fictional…

Health Reform
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Physician Capacity

Greg Scandlen - February 6, 2014

A little while ago Scott Gottleib and Zeke Emmanuel co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times pooh-poohing the concern about physician shortages. A little while ago…

Obamacare: The Next Wave
Business
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Business
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Obamacare: The Next Wave

Greg Scandlen - January 28, 2014

Employers are already starting to get the same cancellation letters that went to millions of people in the individual market late last year. The Washington Post reports that the big…

Business
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Risk Adjustments in ObamaCare

Greg Scandlen - January 25, 2014

Most of the commentators on the exchange roll out caution against the “death spiral,” in which failing to attract the young and healthy raises overall premiums. This…

Health Savings Accounts: Ten Years On
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Health Savings Accounts: Ten Years On

Greg Scandlen - December 20, 2013

On a wintry Monday night in Washington, about 70 people gathered at a banquet to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the signing of Health Savings Accounts into…

Schizophrenia About High Deductibles
Business
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Business
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Schizophrenia About High Deductibles

Greg Scandlen - November 19, 2013

You may remember that when Health Savings Accounts were introduced there was almost universal outrage among liberals about the horrendous burden cost-sharing places on all but “the…

How Do We Salvage This Wreck?
Business
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Business
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How Do We Salvage This Wreck?

Greg Scandlen - November 5, 2013

While all the analysts and pundits in the Capitol City are calculating the political consequences of the ObamaCare bomb, out here in the country we see things…

The Tyranny of Electronic Systems
eHealth
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eHealth
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The Tyranny of Electronic Systems

Greg Scandlen - October 24, 2013

Some eight years ago the media was excited that Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich had formed an alliance about reforming health care. In 2005 Dana Milbank wrote…