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The simpler the better, in-fact. An ad quantities up exactly what is revolutionary smart, and distinguished about your manufacturer, and is almost fundamental in the current fiscal marketplace. Design to write, and test an ad, follow these methods. Advertisement Actions Part 1 of 3: Publishing the Advertisement Produce a, clever tagline that is catchy. Maintain […]

An advertisement sums up exactly what is sensible, revolutionary, and known about your model, and it is nearly vital in the current financial marketplace. Check, layout, and to publish an advertising, follow these steps. Ad Actions Part 1 of 3: Producing the Advertisement Come up with a, quick tagline that is catchy. Maintain it brief […]

One of the hottest new fads in managed care is “patient engagement,” aka “patient activation.” How hot? So hot Health Affairs devoted its February 2013 issue to the subject. But this fad is being sabotaged by a slightly older fad – pay-for-performance (P4P).

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NCQA’s ‘medical home’ baffles RAND

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In July the RAND Corporation released a report on the second year of CMS’s three-year “medical home” experiment with federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The report concluded the clinics in the “medical home” arm of the experiment were spending more money than clinics in the control arm, and that this was unlikely to change by the end of Year 3. Sad to say, we’re never going to know what it was the experimental clinics did that raised their costs

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Mergers leading toward a ‘de facto single payer’?

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Q:  If large insurers continue to merge, does that create a “de facto single-payer” health system? A:  No. Several pundits have suggested that the recently announced plans of Aetna to merge with Humana, and of Anthem to merge with Cigna, signify the emergence of a de facto private-insurance-based single payer. Such speculation is unfounded for […]

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In this op-ed, Ezekiel Emanuel and his co-author admit health care inflation is heating up and accountable care organizations (ACOs) are failing to cut costs. Those are significant admissions coming from Emanuel, one of the planet’s most aggressive proponents of ACOs.

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Managed care proponents suffer from the free-lunch illusion – the illusion that the managed care interventions they support are free or, at worst, cost so little those costs can be totally ignored in reporting the alleged savings achieved by the intervention. This illusion is rarely questioned by reporters or editors of professional journals.

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Uncontrolled inflation of health care costs continues unimpeded as insurers, hospitals, drug companies, and others in the medical-industrial complex embrace expanded and subsidized new markets with minimal oversight. This problem is growing worse as insurers and hospitals consolidate, gain near-monopoly market shares, and raise their prices to what the traffic will bear. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy and cost of the ACA’s infrastructure continues to grow.

The annual “churn” rate among Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) doctors and assigned patients is enormous: It averages around one-third for both doctors and patients. Because of this constant doctor and patient turnover, ACOs lose the majority of their assigned patients over a five-year period. How is an ACO supposed to be held “accountable” for services given to such a rapidly changing panel of patients by such a rapidly changing roster of physicians?

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CMS’s latest ACO report is inscrutable

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Stuart Guterman’s characterization of CMS’s latest report on the Pioneer ACO program is accurate. It is impossible to explain the report’s findings.

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