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Cheating the system

The controversial practice of using electronic health record (EHR) systems to “upcode” Medicare claims has attracted the attention of policymakers and triggered targeted audits by the Department of Health and Human Services. “Upcoding” [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

EDs Are Profitable, But Just Barely

Source: Dave Dugdale (Creative Commons / Flickr) Wilson and Cutler analyzed several large databases to calculate the profit margin for all 120 million ED visits in the United States in 2009. The numbers for Medicare patients were real; the numbers [...]

July 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cost-sharing sweet spot

Value-based insurance designs (VBID) provide cost incentives to encourage individuals to utilize certain highly effective medications in order to cut costs while improving quality and health outcomes. While this has mostly been done in the private [...]

July 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Provocateurs – Episode 2

The July episode of the Provocateurs is LIVE on YouTube featuring Renée Volny Darko, Cedric Dark, Tyree Winters and a guest appearance by Todd Johnson. Watch it [...]

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Health Care Costs [STAT*sheet]

This STAT*sheet on Health Care Costs was compiled by Vidya Eswaran and Cedric Dark. You are free to download and distribute with attribution. Contact us if you would like a pdf [...]

June 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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