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A Competent Administration? Is That All It Takes? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy To get an idea of just how complicated the next three years of health reform will be, check out this highly readable article by Christopher Jennings and Katherine Hayes ap ... Read on »
A Compressed Summary of the Debate over the Value of Disease Management by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Check out this timeline summary of a series of publications in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) focusing on the topic of disease management. This is a good enca ... Read on »
A Contrarian Nominee Suggestion for the Secretary of Health and Human Services by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The DMCB feels sorry for its fellow bloggers who boned up for Czar Dashcle’s reign by memorizing his blueprint or forwarding the minutes from those holiday home-based healthc ... Read on »
A Crisis-Driven Reorganization of Health and Human Services? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Remember when, in response to a large crisis, the Federal government reorganized over 20 separate agencies into a new Department called ‘Homeland Security?’ How about the rec ... Read on »
A Defense of the Current Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Proposed Rule Takes Things From Bad... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The future of standard FFS Medicare? From time to time, well-meaning attempts to help just make things worse.  One telling example is when Republican Govern ... Read on »
A Definition of "Big Data" for Health Care Providers and Five Useful Caveats by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy And you thought its only function was to be an EHR? Regular readers of the Wall Street Journal probably saw the Monday March 11 "big data" section that was ... Read on »
A Disease Management Care Blog Annual Report for 2011 by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Now that 2011 is gone, this is a good time for the Disease Management Care Blog pause and take stock. How is it doing? It likes to think of itself as a unique ongo ... Read on »
A Disease Management Care Blog Link Fest by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In addition to prominent mention in the latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk , the Disease Management Care Blog .... was recently quoted in the New York Times, and ... Read on »
A Dose Of Nursing Home Reality by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Hello, Dr. Smith? This patient has a fever..." Read this New England Journal Perspective by Drs. Ouslander and Berenson on Reducing Unnecessary Hospitaliza ... Read on »
A February Edition of the Health Wonk Review: Insightful Nuggets From the Best Health Policy Blogs by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A valuable nugget & more on the way Welcome to the Disease Management Care Blog's hosting of the Feb. 28 Health Wonk Review. This HWR is a summarized co ... Read on »
A Fictional Salladhor Saan's Game of Thrones Insights About the Patient Centered Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mr. Saan weighs in Along with millions of other fans, the Disease Management Care Blog is delighting in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice book se ... Read on »
A Foray into Avastin, Gliomas and Asking: At What Price? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy News about Senator Kennedy’s brain tumor prompted the Disease Management Care Blog to think about the treatment options, with a special focus on bevacizumab a.k.a Avastin. ... Read on »
A Generic Keyword "Pitch" to Better Sell the Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Applause! While the just concluded  2014 Medical Home Summit was a wonderful learning and networking confab, it did have it's moments of jargon-laced salesm ... Read on »
A Generic Ready-To-Go Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Press Release by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Is your health care organization about to launch an "accountable care organization" involving a commercial insurer? Welcome to the club, says the Disease Management C ... Read on »
A Grumpy View of Comparative Effectiveness Research: What You Won't Read in the New England... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog found three predictable articles on comparative effectiveness research (CER) in the latest [May 17 Volume 360 (19)] New England Journal of Me ... Read on »
A Handy Summary & Insights From the JAMA Article on Simple and Complex Lumbar Surgery. Shared... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Whew! After reading (for example, the New York Times ) about a recent JAMA report on back surgeries, the Disease Management Care Blog was ready agree with some of its sist ... Read on »
A Health Care Anthem of Optimism by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Our understanding of the ACA? If Disease Management Care Blog's bold prediction holds up and the Supreme Court splits the health care baby by letting ... Read on »
A Health Care Surtax on the Rich: It Ain't So Easy by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog has been taking a tour of the Senate Health Reform Bill currently up for debate. Blowing tanks and diving all the way to the end, it found th ... Read on »
A Health Policy Test by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog remembers those frustrating medical school exams that asked for the best combination of answers from two columns. Unfortunately, the DMCB ... Read on »
A Hearty "Good Luck" To Two Victims of the Affordable Care Act by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy While the health reform hand-to-hand combat continues, the Disease Management Care Blog had a chance to see two features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) up close and pers ... Read on »