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Hepatitis C drug battle: I’m quoted by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The chess game among Gilead, AbbVie, pharmaceutical benefit managers and health plans on expensive but effective Hepatitis C treatments is well underway. I’ve been followi ... Read on »
Small ball with no leverage: GOP’s 40-hour workweek folly by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The allure of 40 The Cato Institute’s Michael F. Cannon is a foe of the Affordable Care Act, which means I disagree with him most of the time. But he’s right on th ... Read on »
California law prevents price-gouging of the uninsured by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hospital bills add up fast Medical bills are a major source of personal bankruptcy in the US. One reason is that hospitals typically bill uninsured patients wildly ... Read on »
Zynx’s Siva Subramanian discusses care transitions and the IMPACT Act of 2014 by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Siva Subramanian, PhD. SVP, Mobile Products, Zynx Health https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/hbdew0027-david-e-williams-interviews-siva-subramanian-of-z ... Read on »
All good things must come to an end. Cavalcade of Risk’s swan song by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hank Stern launched the Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival back in 2006, a year after we each launched our own blogs, and the same year Twitter started. After 224 edition ... Read on »
Axial Exchange CEO Joanne Rohde discusses patient engagement by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Joanne Rohde, CEO of Axial Exchange https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/hbdew0026-david-e-williams-interviews-axial-exchange-ceo-joanne-rohde.mp3 Ax ... Read on »
I’m interviewed at Healthplans.com by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Healthplans.com featured an interview with me about how the healthcare industry is changing. Read on »
Evolent CEO Frank Williams on transforming healthcare (transcript) by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Frank Williams, Evolent Health CEO This is the transcript of my recent podcast with Frank Williams, CEO of Evolent Health. David E. Williams: This is David Wil ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Workers Comp Insider by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check out the Holiday Edition of the Health Wonk Review at Workers Comp Insider. You’ll see a very dynamic Santa who looks like he’s performing kaporot. Read on »
In praise of FDA collaboration: the cardiac safety example by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Making it happen The Food and Drug Administration gets a lot of grief. Some think the FDA is too restrictive, keeping useful drugs and devices off the market and t ... Read on »
Guest post: Playing with fireball by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My long-time friend Gregory Stoller teaches entrepreneurship and international business in Boston College’s MBA program. He’s not really a healthcare guy, so you haven’t h ... Read on »
Rough Neighborhood? Partners HealthCare finances dragged down by health plan by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Partners HealthCare lost money last year for the first time in 15 years. The Boston Globe covered the story and quoted me. Here’s what I had to say: “Partners expected t ... Read on »
Home care webinar: Recording available for viewing by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We had a great turnout on Wednesday for our webinar Home health: Opportunities for ACOs, health plans and investors. We’ve made a recording of the webinar available for fr ... Read on »
Do you understand your medical bills? I don’t by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Piling up the bills The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a report that indicates that at least 43 million people in the US have unpaid medical bills ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk 233 is up at WorkersCompensation.com by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’ve read all 233 Cavalcades of Risk blog carnivals but today’s edition at WorkersCompensation.com is the first one I’ve ever seen done as a rhyme. Truth be told it’s my f ... Read on »
Evolent CEO Frank Williams on transforming healthcare (podcast) by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Frank Williams, Evolent Health CEO https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/hbdew0025-david-e-williams-interview-frank-williams-of-evolent.mp3 At Evolent ... Read on »
Home health business opportunities — join our webinar on December 10 by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Join us on December 10 at 1 pm EST for a complimentary webinar entitled Home Health: Opportunities for ACOs, health plans and investors. You can register here . Here’ ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at InsureBlog by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You’d be hard pressed to find a wonkier health blogger than InsureBlog’s Hank Stern, so suffice it to say you’re in for a treat with his  Post-Turkey Day Edition of the He ... Read on »
An expensive $25 by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the most visible benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that preventive services are covered with no out-of-pocket cost . So I was happy not to be charged a co-pay ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk is up at Insurance Regulatory Law by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check out the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival at Insurance Regulatory Law. You’ll read about unintentional medical tourism, family dinners, Black Friday, earthquake ... Read on »