Summary: This extensive report card about 26 medical schools found widespread deficiencies in the pursuit of racial justice in training, clinical care, policing, worker relations,
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Summary: Sutter Health (California) is paying $90 million to settle allegations that it submitted false diagnoses to increase payments to its Medicare Advantage plans. This
Summary: In a JAMA opinion piece, two physicians with homes in the business world propose payment innovations for our multi-payer health care system. Are these
Summary: Atul Gawande writes a compelling New Yorker report of how Costa Rica melded medicine and public health to greatly reduce disease and lengthen life.
Summary: The pharmaceuticals trade association ran a big ad claiming that Americans oppose negotiations on drug prices. It is dishonest: only after hearing pharma’s scare
Summary: The New York Times found huge price variations reported by hospitals across private insurers, generally far above Medicare prices. This causes inefficiencies, inequities, and financial
Health Systems With Largest Private Equity Investments, Modern Healthcare, May 4, 2021
Largest Health System Investors in Hedge Funds, Modern Healthcare, May 4, 2021
Both charts are
Promise vs. Practice: the Actual Financial Performance of Accountable Care Organizations, Journal of General Internal Medicine, August 13, 2021, by James G. Kahn and Kip
Trends in Diabetes Treatment and Control in U.S. Adults, 1999–2018, New England Journal of Medicine, June 10, 2021, by Fang M et al.
Methods: We conducted
Aetna creates new obstacle to care for seniors, highlighting need for prior authorization reform, California Medical Association, August 10, 2021
One of the nation’s largest health
Medicare Advantage Boom Times, Axios, August 11, 2021, by Bob Herman
“Medicare Advantage continued to grow during the pandemic, and it’s increasingly likely a majority of
REPORT TO THE CONGRESS: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System; Chapter 3 – Congressional request: Private equity and Medicare, MedPAC, June 21, 2021