Continuing the Campaign for Increased Quality Measurement
Finance
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Finance
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Continuing the Campaign for Increased Quality Measurement

KennethThorpe - March 14, 2014

March 13, 2014 March 13, 2014This month’s supplement edition of Medical Care is devoted to a critically important topic facing the US healthcare system: how to better…

Identifying Roles and Maximizing Success in the Pursuit of Health and Wellness
Wellness
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Wellness
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Identifying Roles and Maximizing Success in the Pursuit of Health and Wellness

KennethThorpe - December 10, 2013

Grappling as a country with the ins and outs of healthcare, we find ourselves continually identifying the same prevalent health concerns - diabetes, cancer, heart disease. Facing…

Quantifying Quality in Healthcare
Business
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Business
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Quantifying Quality in Healthcare

KennethThorpe - November 22, 2013

As a supporter of efforts to promote health and wellness by preventing and better managing chronic diseases, and accordingly, policy efforts to align financial incentives, the Partnership…

Medication Adherence: Taking Daily Steps for Healthier Outcomes
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Medication Adherence: Taking Daily Steps for Healthier Outcomes

KennethThorpe - October 19, 2013

Managing chronic illness is not just about properly utilizing the healthcare options available to you, but perhaps more importantly, making the healthy choice and following prescribed medical…

Denying care?  Concerns with Oregon’s Medicaid Coverage Guidelines
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Denying care? Concerns with Oregon’s Medicaid Coverage Guidelines

KennethThorpe - September 30, 2013

When a document guiding health coverage decisions contains the word "survival" and the phrase "not a covered service," it definitely warrants a closer look, and what we…

AMA Declaration and Proposed Legislation Provides Additional Tools to Curb Obesity and Diabetes in Medicare
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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AMA Declaration and Proposed Legislation Provides Additional Tools to Curb Obesity and Diabetes in Medicare

KennethThorpe - June 20, 2013

Today U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-06-LA) introduced a bipartisan bill focused on treatment and prevention of Obesity in America. The "Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of…

Poor Adherence Generates Higher Health Care Costs and Worse Health Outcomes
Public Health
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Public Health
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Poor Adherence Generates Higher Health Care Costs and Worse Health Outcomes

KennethThorpe - May 4, 2013

A new national survey commissioned by the Partnership for a Healthy America and conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Public Opinion Strategies, confirms that we have…

Strengthening Medicare to Improve Outcomes
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Strengthening Medicare to Improve Outcomes

KennethThorpe - March 4, 2013

This week, I was invited to testify on Capitol Hill in front of the Senate Special Committee on Aging in a hearing to discuss “Strengthening Medicare for…

Health Reform
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Patient Engagement: Key Element Missing in Healthcare Decisions

KennethThorpe - February 5, 2013

We all are patients at some point and experience the challenges of making important healthcare decisions, often with less information then we need to make informed decisions.…

Health Reform
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Innovations in Care Delivery Models and the Role of Physician Incentives

KennethThorpe - November 18, 2012

On Tuesday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), in collaboration with WellPoint, held a Capitol Hill Briefing titled “Partnerships in Health: Innovations in Care Delivery Models…