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Report cards for hospitals

Photo by Phalinn Ooi (Flickr / Creative Commons) There has been increasing interest in public reporting of hospital and individual physician performance. Currently, most of these public reports have [...]

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Public plans and wait times

Merritt Hawkins, a for-profit, physician recruitment and workforce company, recently published a survey examining new patient access to physicians. Specifically, the survey recorded the time needed [...]

March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

How well do doctors know the ACA?

In the article “Physician Knowledge of and Attitudes toward the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” the authors survey otolaryngology surgeons using the Kaiser Family Foundation’s [...]

January 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

Provider Service Networks Can Cut Costs

Provider service networks, and other case management programs, may reduce the cost of care in the long run. Florida’s Medicaid program has allowed for several pilot models under a Section 1115 [...]

December 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Can MLPs lead the care team?

Primary care will be delivered increasingly by non-physician clinicians in the future. How will patients fare? Doug McIntosh / Flickr (Creative Commons) There is an increasing shortage of primary [...]

December 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

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