Policy & Law
537 views

Upcoding

JasonShafrin - April 19, 2011

Would Congressman Ryan’s proposal solve this problem? Would Congressman Ryan’s proposal solve this problem? Medicare Part B pays outpatient physicians according to the billed Current Procedural Terminology…

Business
529 views

How to Design a Health Insurance Exchange

JasonShafrin - April 18, 2011

Section 1311 of the ACA requires a state to establish an Health Insurance Exchanges for the individual and small group market. How will states actually implement these…

Health Reform
395 views

Much Ado about Nothing

JasonShafrin - April 17, 2011

The government will shut down…the government won’t shut down…Compromise! Finally, the Federal government has came to a compromise to reduce our swelling national debt. Or have they?…

Business
470 views

Medicare Spending by Program Service Categories, 2010

JasonShafrin - April 14, 2011

Medicare is the largest payer in the $2.5 trillion dollar health care sector. Medicare made up one-fifth of that amount. Where does this money go? In a…

Health Reform
466 views

Understanding Paul Ryan’s Proposal

JasonShafrin - April 13, 2011

Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal has made significant waves. Many will fear that the Ryan proposal means the end of Medicare and Medicaid. Although these programs will…

Health Reform
452 views

The Purple Health Plan

JasonShafrin - April 12, 2011

The Purple Health Plan is supposed to be a “moderate” plan for health reform–purple is after all a mix of red and blue. The plan is endorsed…

Business
413 views

Cost of Medical Errors: $17 billion

JasonShafrin - April 7, 2011

Its has been well established that medical errors are a serious problem in modern health care. One study found that medical errors kill between 50k and 100k…

Business
381 views

Poor Need More Financial Services than Rich

JasonShafrin - April 6, 2011

Why would that be the case? The answer is risk. Poor people (especially in developing countries) have a larger share of their assets at risk due to…

Diagnostics
389 views

Algorithms to Predict Breast Cancer Stage

JasonShafrin - April 5, 2011

Cost effectiveness and quality analysis of the treatment of cancer has long been a goal of health services researchers. In particular, researchers aim to determine whether various…

Business
582 views

Health Wonk Review – Opening Day Edition

JasonShafrin - April 1, 2011

Today is opening day. The first day of the season where the Milwaukee Brewers will win the World Series. In honor of opening day, I’ve put together…