Al Lewis is an actuarial consultant that has long focused on challenging wellness and care management vendors to prove their value. He founded the “Disease
A Health Policy Brief published in Health Affairs on December 13, 2012 referenced an analysis published last April in JAMA regarding waste in health care.
This week, Julie Creswell and Reed Abelson published an interesting piece in the New York Times about how the war between hospital chains puts doctors
A Happy Day: Supreme Court upholds health care reform law granting broad access through mostly free-market mechanisms, and I am $1 richer
This morning, the United States Supreme Court made its landmark decision to uphold the health care reform law. I am very happy about it
I choose to be an optimist. I can visualize a health care system that is better than the one we have. A system where we
Improving health care requires convincing people to make changes. Changing a care process begins with changing the minds of the people involved in that process.
There is a popular adage for information technology professionals: “Don’t pave the cow paths.” I recently worked with a client from Texas, and they were
If the mandate is a tax, it becomes constitutional. The politically inconvenient argument could provide a way out for the Supreme Court.
In a recent blog post, I attempted to summarize the legal arguments behind the debate about the constitutionality of the health care reform law —
Trinity Health and BCBSM sign contract to invest in infrastructure for clinical integration and population management
Trinity Health – Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) recently announced that they signed a three and a half year agreement under which