Summary: When CMS tried to enforce a 15-year-old rule that insurers cannot charge providers for electronic payments, a former CMS staffer working for a payment intermediary
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Summary: The new book “We’ve Got You Covered” offers a laudable prescription for the US: universal free insurance for primary, specialty, and hospital care. However, its
By Jim Kahn, M.D., M.P.H.
On Tuesday, a Washington DC grand jury handed down four indictments of former President Donald J. Trump for his efforts to
Greetings HJM readers – I’m using a different format today.
#1 – Round-up. Plenty of recent news items exemplify the usual rocky functioning of US health care.
Summary: This week, a profile of challenges facing the UK NHS and an op-ed proposing universal coverage in the US got so many issues right. But
Summary: Current physician payment rules are complex, time-consuming, and unfair to primary care providers. Success of universal coverage with single payer will require a simpler and
Summary: Dr. Glaucomflecken efficiently & amusingly skewers private equity. Plus a technical report …
How to Ace Your Private Equity Interview, 2-minute YouTube video, by Dr. Glaucomflecken
Summary: The White House announced several actions to improve health care financial protections for consumers. Left in place is a fragmented and dysfunctional health insurance system
Summary: We all spend too much time as patients wrangling medical billing. Here’s one creative approach to accounting for that. Disappears with single payer, of course.
Summary: Democracy and health intersect and interact. Threats to one are threats to both. On this July 4th, let’s recognize these links, and redouble efforts to
Summary: Eric Reinhart brilliantly issues a call for physicians – long a conservative force in health care – to expand their political horizon from their own
Summary: Surprise, surprise – our fragmented, profit-driven, gap-permeated health insurance “system” leads to terrible consumer experiences accessing health care. It’s time, finally, to adopt a simple,