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I decided to search the New York Times database to figure out how much money the contributors to this blog made off of Medicare after the uproar yesterday about overpaid doctors. I was a bit [...]

April 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

Medicare paid me $112,134

Click the image to see how much Medicare paid me in 2012. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a massive amount of information today regarding how much money it paid out to [...]

April 9, 2014 // 6 Comments

Can telemedicine save money?

Photo by Ted Eytan (Creative Commons / Flickr) This study capitalized on a natural experiment: A company that owned several nursing homes in Massachusetts decided to invest in telemedicine, [...]

April 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

High Deductibles Reduce Cost

One answer to the increasing cost of health care is limiting utilization through patient cost shifting—exposing patients to a greater share of the financial risk of health care through high [...]

March 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

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