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Merrill Goozner

Editor Emeritus

Merrill Goozner served as Editor of Modern Healthcare from December 2012 to April 2017. As Editor Emeritus, he continues to write a weekly column, participate in Modern Healthcare education, events and awards programs and provide guidance on coverage related to healthcare transformation issues. Over the course of his four decades in journalism, he served as a foreign, national and chief economics correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and professor of journalism at New York University. He is the author of The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (University of California Press, 2004), and has contributed articles to numerous publications. Goozner earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's in history from the University of Cincinnati, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.

Editorial: Want to fight chronic disease? Stop subsidizing drug companies


May 13, 2017

Healthcare systems have come a long way using their medical records and claims data to flag patients at high risk of contracting chronic diseases such as diabetes. Unfortunately, under fee-for-service medicine, doing something with that information is rarely a smart move financially.

Editorial: End the slow-walk on payment reform


May 09, 2017

Remember payment reform? Shared risk, bundled payments, global budgets—these baby steps are supposed to teach hospitals and physician practices how to stay on their feet financially while walking away from fee-for-service medicine.

Editorial: End the slow-walk on payment reform


May 06, 2017

Payment reform won't change the graying of America. But it is exactly what the doctor ordered to deal with the outrageously high prices and overutilization of questionable technologies that plague the entire system.

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