Health Reform
330 views

Obama and Budget Director Certain on Most Facets of ’12 Budget (Just Don’t Ask About Medicare & Medicaid)

MichaelDouglas1 - February 17, 2011

President Obama has referred to Medicare and Medicaid as the “two biggest drivers of long term deficit growth”. So it’s…

Health Reform
443 views

Bye, bye Brokers?

DavidEWilliams - February 17, 2011

In general I oppose the minimum Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision of the Affordable Care Act. If an insurer can…

Health Reform
479 views

85 Year Old Surgeon Gets 3 Years Probation in Death of Patient Under Going Cosmetic Surgery

BarbaraDuck - February 16, 2011

You have to wonder about this case as yes it is unfortunate the woman died and the article states he…

Health Reform
474 views

Ronald Hansen on the NIH’s Planned Drug Development Center (transcript)

DavidEWilliams - February 14, 2011

This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Ron Hansen of the University of Rochester. David Williams: This…

Health Reform
750 views

The Department of Health and Human Services Makes Effort to Increase PCIP Rolls

MichaelDouglas1 - February 14, 2011

By the close of 2010, the Obama administration had hoped that roughly 375000 healthcare consumers would take advantage of the…

Business
676 views

More Evidence that Medical Malpractice Reform Wouldn’t Stop Excessive Testing

DavidEWilliams - February 8, 2011

As discussed recently (Let’s not forget patient safety in med mal reform) I don’t buy the idea that excessive testing…

Health Reform
653 views

SCOTUS to Hear Case Involving Governor’s Proposal to Cut Payments for Providers to California’s Medicaid Patients

MichaelDouglas1 - February 7, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and others who provide services to California Medi-Cal recipients can…

Business
719 views

Pay-for-Performance: An Overview

JasonShafrin - January 20, 2011

Pay-for-performance schemes have been attracting much attention of late. A RWJF policy paper from 2007 provides a nice overview of…