Is current low trend in health care cost growth due only to recession? Ken Kaufman suggests that 5 other factors may be contributing.
In a very interesting recent post to the Health Affairs blog, Ken Kaufman challenges the widely repeated assertion that the current low level of health
Of 27 new ACOs named by CMS: 93% avoid downside risk, 82% avoid CMS loans, 33% use payer-based infrastructure, and average beneficiaries per physician is 106
Yesterday, CMS announced the first batch of 27 “normal” ACOs under its Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). I found five things interesting about the list:
Michigan physicians are more focused on medical homes and accountable care organizations and more optimistic about careers in medicine. Coincidence?
A recent article in Crains Detroit Business reported the results of a national physician survey conducted by The Doctors’ Company, a large malpractice insurer. According
Wil Rutt, MD, the founder of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness and my boss during the 1990’s at Henry Ford Health System, is retired. But,
People are recognizing that medical informatics is about people, not just installing software. But, unfortunately everyone is trying to find such people at the same time.
I have long criticized the “informatics,” “analytics” and “business intelligence” industries for over-emphasizing the value of installing analytic software or producing a pile of routine
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To resolve conflicts, re-frame polar positions as optimization between undesirable extremes. But, sometimes there is no way to win.
In politics and professional life, achieving success requires the ability to resolve conflicts. I’ve noticed that conflicts often become entrenched because the opposing parties both
CBO: Bundled payments for bypass surgery saved 10%, but pay-for-performance and gain-sharing was not effective in 3 Medicare demonstrations
Lyle Nelson from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has been busy. Two weeks ago, I commented on the results of Nelson’s review of 6 Medicare