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Good News: MassHealth Cuts On Hold by Susan S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Mar 2011 4:09pm Recently, I blogged about a serious threat to adults with developmental disabilities who wish to live as independently as possibly, and in their communities rather than in institutions:  cuts to MassHealth.  The particular programs singled out to be reduced were Adult Foster Care, which provides funds for live-in caregivers to keep people in th ... Read on »
Did MassHealth’s P4P Program improve outcomes by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 10 Mar 2011 9:17am The MassHealth P4P program was implemented in 2008.  The program began with a P4P incentive for pneumonia treatment and a pay-for-reporting incentive for surgical infection prevention.  In 2009, hospitals were eligible for P4P payments for both measures. Nevertheless, the effect of the MassHealth on P4P was practically non-existent. What happ ... Read on »
MassHealth P4P: Did it work? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Aug 2011 9:17am Massachusetts’ Medicaid program instituted a pay-for-performance program in 2008.  Did it work?  According to this paper , the answer is no. The MassHealth pay-for-perfrmance P4P program was implemented in 2008.  At first the program was implmented using a P4P structure for pneumonia and pay-for-reporting for surgical infection prevention ... Read on »
More local oral surgeons needed with Mass. Health … by Dr. Syed L. Doctor of Dentistry Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 6:04pm Health are a long distance away from Cape Ann, and when one needs oral surgery , we need to have a reliable proficient doctors, where we have comfort and trust — not walk into a strange clinic, not knowing who their surgeon will be. Go here to see the original: More local oral surgeons needed with Mass. Health … Read on »
Schwartz on MassHealth by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 4:45pm Brian Schwartz points out that the government-run MassHealth program in Massachusetts denies payment for treatments far more than the commercial insurance companies. Those who think that a government-run "single payer" system will provide more care than the semi-free market system we have now will be in for a rude awakening. Read on »
Costs Soar For Mass. Health Care Law by Dr. Stanley F. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 3:15pm Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE I hesitate to spend more time on the impending failure of the new Massachusetts healthcare law. However, the results of this experiment have consequences for the up coming presidential election. I have previous stated that Hillary Clinton healthcare plan is similar to the Massachusetts plan. The difference is Ms. ... Read on »
Mass. Health Reform Hasn't Halted Medical Bankruptcies by HealthFinder Posted Tue 08 Mar 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Researchers also say those once uninsured now have coverage that is 'skimpy' and 'defective.' ... Read on »
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Mass Customization in Health Care by Dr. Zagreus Ammon Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:11am Mass customization is a concept which, more than any other in the business world, has the potential of reaching physicians. Attempts to improve health care quality and performance have relied on ideas imported from the business world, most specifically from manufacturing . Mass customization comes from that environment, but is also inc ... Read on »
Is mass murder really a mental health issue by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 12:18am The article linked below is one of the most literate on the subject I have read.  It questions many of the popular assumptions, the politically correct assumptions on this issue.  It is well worth your time if this is an interest of any importance to you.  The result of Newtown has unfortunately been the widespread perception that “we need to d ... Read on »