Plenty of reasons why insurance shouldn't be employer-based, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

Regarding the Feb. 1 editorial “The future of employer-based insurance,” finally a rational discussion about this fundamental flaw in our system. There are numerous reasons why we don't need employers picking health plans for their employees, but we do need their money, which in reality...

Kudos to Dr. Hanna-Attisha for leading the way in Flint, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Regarding the article “Doctor researching Flint lead was approved for study in two days," kudos to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Hurley Medical Center for standing firm on this matter, to continue to ring the bell on the truth—for the good of the Flint, Mich., community, which deserved...

Workplace clinics need to emphasize care coordination, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 19, 2015

Regarding the recent feature “Company doctoring” which focused on healthcare costs, let's not overlook another key component to managing cost: coordination of care with the employee's regular primary-care provider, if the worker has one.

Restructure ACO model so it's less punitive, more flexible

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 05, 2015

Regarding the recent online commentary “Drop Medicaid 'best price' drug rules in favor of value-based strategies,” “value-based pricing” sounds mellow until one comes to the challenge of putting a dollar value on, say, a quality-adjusted life year (QALY) for, say, a Medicaid...

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