Call to action: Survival statistics for a slice of middle-aged white people in the U.S. are uniquely troubling.
J. Michael McWilliams & Aaron L. Schwartz
A focus on high-cost patients may not only fail to contain health care spending, but it may also help to entrench the status quo.
Merle Ederhof & Paul B. Ginsburg
Hospitals’ existing cost data could be used to substantially increase the accuracy of the Medicare payment rates for inpatient hospital care.
Craig Garthwaite & John A. Graves
Efforts to reform or replace the ACA should proceed with the knowledge that highly publicized market exits are a poor and probably inaccurate signal of a failing market.
Primary care accounts for more than half of the United States’ office visits, but direct spending on primary care is only a tiny portion of our nation’s total health cost.
In the next era of cost-stewardship education, future and current physicians will have to be taught to reduce spending across the care continuum.
How a proposed merger of two large rural health systems has created opposition from federal regulators and economists, but supporters among local business groups.
Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States identified a niche for patients seeking immediate care and found a way to reduce emergency department visits while improving patient satisfaction and quality.
Matthew J. Press, Ryan Howe, Michael Schoenbaum, Sean Cavanaugh, Ann Marshall, Lindsey Baldwin & Patrick H. Conway
Four new codes that went into effect at the start of 2017, to pay clinicians for BHI services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries, are a major step forward.
There is no reason that the opportunities created by social capital cannot be realized in other countries.