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Medicaid Fee Bump Not Improving Outcomes

Can we improve health outcomes for the low-income if we give our physicians more money to treat them? Compared to Medicare and private insurance, Medicaid provides relatively little reimbursement for physician services. A 2017 study examined the [...]

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

CONCENTRAAAAAAAAATE

Over recent years, the number of hospitals and health insurance markets has decreased, leading to a higher market concentration in both industries. Previous studies have concluded that increasing market concentration of hospitals results in [...]

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Money Don’t Mean A Thing

Does making medications free affect a patient’s decisions to adhere to therapy for chronic conditions? In a study conducted at Kaiser Permanente, patients in a no deductible plan were moved to a deductible plan with either Value Based [...]

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Does Pay-For-Performance Improve Outcomes?

Throughout the modern history of medicine, health care has been paid for in a “fee-for-service” framework – physicians performed services and physicians were paid for those services accordingly. A common criticism is that fee-for-service [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

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