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"Cappers" vs. "Skinners" in the Struggle to Control Costs by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog agrees that if you want a peek at a potential future scenario for health care reform, look at what has happened in Massachusetts sinc ... Read on »
"Down Jobbing" to Primary Care Technicians? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Heard of "down-jobbing?" Your PCT will see you now..... The Disease Management Care Blog first became aware of the term years ago when it was pointed out ... Read on »
"Hovering" - A New Term for Disease Management? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy  Hovering "Hovering?" That's the term used by Drs. Asch, Muller and Volpp in a New England Journal article on care management that gets it mostly right f ... Read on »
"Medical Homes Do Not Save Money" says Al Lewis at the National Medicaid Congress by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy That's a quote from Al Lewis of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium about a new look at the data from the famous North Carolina 'medical home' initiative, otherwise ... Read on »
"Metabias," the Limits of Evidence Based Medicine and Implications for Disease Management by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The font of all wisdom? It was the Disease Management Care Blog that alerted readers to the term " surveillance bias ."  The ever-alert DMCB has found anoth ... Read on »
"Necessity is the Mother of Innovation": Here's the Four That Need It by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Actually, the Population Health Blog wishes it had coined that adage. While a quick internet search indicates that the quote is on a host of business websites, the PHB  ... Read on »
"No Outcome No Income," "Bundled Payment is Capitation in Drag" and "Big Data is Big" by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The microphone.... The adage "no outcome no income" was first coined by Jefferson's David Nash in March of 2010.  As founding dean of the impressively named ... Read on »
"Opt-Out" Health Insurance Enrollment by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Say no to your health insurance? Kudos to the New England Journal for providing a tidy summary of the latest Republican healthcare reform proposal . Up unti ... Read on »
"Practice At Top Of License" - The Newest Phrase in Dog Whistle Politics by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog remains fascinated - if irritated - by the lingering pestilence of " dog whistle " politics. Readers may recall that this is the use of ot ... Read on »
"Pro" and "Con" Jargon for Your PCMH Debating Pleasure by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy PCMH supporters in search of convincing jargon to populate their meeting presentations, webinars and white papers need to look no further than a recently published JA ... Read on »
"Repeal Obamacare" is Irresponsible. There are Better Ways to Address the Shortcomings of the... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog has decided on two things for the 78 days between now and the midterm elections 1. It's not going to drink bottled water. The claim of be ... Read on »
"Reset The Etch-a-Sketch" - Observations from the Feb. 25 White House Health Reform Summit by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy That line from Rep. Roskam was probably the most memorable quote from today's White House health reform summit. The multi-tasking Disease Management Care Blog kept notes i ... Read on »
"Simulation Learning Experiences" by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is an engine. Now you're ready to drive! Just when the Disease Management Care Blog thinks it has mastered the jargon of population health management, ... Read on »
"Treat to Target": Disease Management on Steroids by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Writing in the latest issue of the American Journal of Managed Care, medical student David Margolius and academic scholar Thomas Bodenheimer describe an approach to hypert ... Read on »
"Upgrading" the Independent Payment Advisory Board As a Way to Control Costs? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In yesterday's post about "risk transfer" as Medicare savings "in drag," the Disease Management Care Blog mentioned and linked  a largely favorable New England Journa ... Read on »
$180,000 To Save One Life In the National Cancer Institute's National Lung Screening Trial on... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In its many years of clinical practice, the Disease Management Care Blog watched many ex and active smokers succumb to lung cancer. So, when a flurry of news reports today ... Read on »
'Adopt' versus 'Release.' What AHIP Really Says About the Patient Centered Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hat tip to Modern Health Care Online with their June 26 story that ‘ AHIP adopts principles on patient centered medical home.’ Interestingly, the AHIP press release does ... Read on »
'Change Request 6540' and the Dem's Proposed Medicare Expansion: Bad News for Insurers and Providers by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Senator Lieberman (I-CT) has come out against the Medicare expansion, earning the vitriolic spittle of the left leaning commentariat. Undeterred, this new healthcare 'Sen. N ... Read on »
'Wikinomics' Sheds More Light on Open Source by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy And now for some interesting quotes from Wikinomics, How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams. Heady stuff, but the Disease Managemen ... Read on »
.... and now for a word from the New England Journal of Medicine by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Salient commentary that resonates with Victor Fuch's perspective (see below). Those who read history are condemned to repeat it! Read on »