Category Archives: Payment Reform

Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition, July 2014

Okay, so the vaunted summer polar vortex didn’t exactly bring the expected plummeting temperatures this week, but at least the oppressive humidity is lessened. Along with that refreshing change, some fresh thoughts from our Health Wonkers: Over at InsureBlog, Henry … Continue reading

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WSJ Contributors Have It All Wrong About CMMI

By Coleen Kivlahan, MD On April 23, 2014, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal described the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), one of the few bright spots on the health reform horizon in our country, as “a … Continue reading

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Rebooting Primary Care from the Bottom Up

Originally posted on April 16, 2014 By ZDOGG MD For the better part of a decade, I practiced inpatient hospital medicine at a large academic center (the name isn’t important, but it rhymes with Afghanistan…ford). I used to play a game with … Continue reading

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Connecting Physicians to Health Care Cost Transparency

By François de Brantes, MS, MBA and Neel Shah, MD, MPP We recently returned from the National Summit on Healthcare Price, Cost, and Quality Transparency, where leading thinkers convened to discuss next steps in a growing movement to hold caregivers accountable for … Continue reading

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Pay-for-Performance Programs Ignore True Human Motivators

I often listen to books on CD during long trips in the car. They’re a great way to catch up on reading and provide the added bonus of letting me avoid the mind-numbing “hit list” of pop tunes on the … Continue reading

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Yale’s I-CARE Engages Residents, Faculty on Costs in Friendly Competition

By Robert Fogerty, MD Residency is like the adolescence of medical training. Residents are testing boundaries, learning their limits, and developing their diagnostic and therapeutic skills. Much like a young bear learning to fish, residents learn by doing under the … Continue reading

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Bundled Payments: Are You Ready for Change?

By Joanne Conroy, MD No one really loves change. When the change has an unclear impact, we often resist because of the fear of the unknown. Our resistance runs the emotional gamut from “Life is complex enough; why change what … Continue reading

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Brave New World: How Health Care Will Survive in a Post Fee-for-Service World

By Melinda Rogers When Vivian Lee, MD, needed to find innovative tactics to reduce costs in the health care system, she looked to an airbag manufacturing plant for inspiration. The idea seemed unorthodox at first. After all, what could a factory … Continue reading

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