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Obama's indirect way of changing the physician mix
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The administration's proposal to rejigger how the nation trains the next generation of physicians is worth exploring in depth.
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To pay for a doc fix, focus on post-acute care
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In a rare display of bipartisanship, key committees of both houses of Congress are backing legislation that would permanently erase the sustainable growth-rate formula, a poorly thought out payment reform measure that for more than a decade dictated sharp cuts in Medicare physician pay. Now all...
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When an ounce of prevention is worth an ounce of cure
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | February 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The greatest longevity advances of the past century came from prevention, broadly defined. In the first half of the 20th century, centralized heat, water and sanitation added decades to the average American lifespan.
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Protect the 340B drug program
By Dr. Charles Hart | February 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As a hospital CEO and former emergency room physician, I know the challenges facing healthcare providers with a mission to take care of our most vulnerable populations.
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RCTs: A flawed test of delivery system reform
By Merrill Goozner | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The first results from the delivery system reforms being tested under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are mixed. Whether it is accountable care, shared savings or targeting the chronically ill for special attention—three of the more promising experiments among the 40 or so...
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Congress' food stamp cuts undermine efforts to reduce healthcare costs
By Merrill Goozner | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's hard to imagine a more penny-wise, pound-foolish policy than Congress' latest cut to the food stamp program. The cut, which comes on the heels of the 5% across-the-board reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program imposed last November, will result in more obesity, more...
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Lawmakers weigh in on Supreme Court contraception case
By USA Today | January 28, 2014
Dozens of GOP and Democratic lawmakers have filed competing legal briefs to the Supreme Court as it prepares to take up challenges to provisions in the Affordable Care Act mandating contraception coverage.
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Symptoms, diagnosis and a prescription: How we can modernize healthcare in America
By Dr. John Noseworthy | January 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It is a tough time in many ways for our country—and for patients. The slow economy, the rapid growth in our aging population, the rising cost of healthcare and the new healthcare law have come together to make this a time of great change in how healthcare is delivered and paid for in the U.S.
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A bold experiment in per capita spending limits
By Merrill Goozner | January 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In its most extensive foray yet into payment reform, the CMS and the state of Maryland this month unveiled a statewide reimbursement system that limits overall spending on hospital services. The movement toward per-capita spending limits is finally underway.
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Ending health inequities starts at the top
By Eugene Woods | January 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When witnessing human tragedy such as a plane crash that could have been prevented, we collectively demand urgent action to help make sure it doesn't happen again.
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