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2012 Year in Review (Part 4 of 4)

Health Care Costs Healthcare a luxury… in the United States??!! Yes. To a small portion of the population (e.g. unionized workers, CEOs) this is a reality. Whether it is the lack of co-pays or [...]

December 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Payment bundles improve surgical efficiency

A project to improve the utilization and efficiency of orthopedic surgery in the public hospital system of New Zealand suggests that bundled payments can be effective. Translating these results to [...]

October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Policy Prescription for 2012

Two years after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, opponents and proponents are destined to collide in the Supreme Court. The controversy surrounding health reform, if not decisively [...]

January 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

PROMETHEUS Fails to Enlighten Mankind

According to legend, Prometheus (the Greek Titan) brought fire and enlightenment to mankind. Unfortunately, PROMETHEUS (the payment system) has has not shed any positive light on the concept of [...]

November 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Reforming Reimbursement

Many provisions in the Affordable Care Act make minor tweaks to the payment strategy for physicians accepting Medicare. A survey of doctors predicts which options are most likely to be successful. [...]

January 10, 2011 // 2 Comments

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