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Corporate Jargon You Can Sing Along To by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Naturally, the corporate-minded Population Health Blog could not resist (By the way, this wacky petition  may be just the thing to prevent future Super Bowl wardr ... Read on »
The Italics and Dot-Dot-Dot Edition of the Cavalcade of Risk by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Welcome to your latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.  The Population Health Blog is pleased to offer this linked summary of some of the best and latest bloggery dealing ... Read on »
Think Bundled Payment is Inevitable? Think Again by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Getting bundles of these is easy? This just published Health Affairs article finds some flies in the bundled payment ointment.  The summary below speaks for ... Read on »
Yuppies vs. Millenials: Health Policy Implications by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this post , the Population Health Blog distinguished between yuppies' desires and the millennials ' expectations. To further help its savvy health policy savant-read ... 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 »
Can Physician Loyalty to Their Profession Be Superseded by Loyalty to their Employer? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Whenever the Population Health Blog heard the "value-not-volume" health policy operatives drone on about " provider alignment of incentives ," it wondered.... really won ... Read on »
Credble Numbers on Obamacare: And Why is the 16.3% Prevalence of Persons Without Health Insurance... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The signed Affordable Care Act We finally have some credible numbers on what's happened to insurance enrollment under Obamacare. The paper can be found here ... Read on »
Care Management: What a Bargain by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy They did it again! Sound familiar? Patients' intake into the program was initiated with a face-to face meeting with a nurse care manager.  After a physic ... Read on »
New Insights on Big Data by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Say hello to big data! This week's The Economist  discusses some of the implications of "big data." Population Health Blog readers may recall the Facebo ... Read on »
Professional Physician Organizations: A Continuing Necessary Ingredient for Ongoing Health Reform by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This JAMA article on "Professional Organizations' Role in Supporting Physicians to Improve Value in Health Care"  reminds readers that "organized medicine" continues to have ... Read on »
The Medicare Advantage Stars Program: Who Keeps the Money, Is it Evidence-Based and What About... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog has been practically banished from our living room when the spouse is watching TLC's Say Yes to the Dress .  This reality show follows the trava ... Read on »
Here Comes Defined Contribution: Implications for Population Health by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Here they come!" Regular Population Health Blog readers understand that defined benefit insurance plans provide for the future coverage of services (for ex ... Read on »
The Contraception Mandate: The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision's Five Ironies by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Much of the commentariat's dismay over the setback of Obamacare's contraception mandate has been based on the twin principles of women's health and economic justice.  But ... Read on »
Parallels Between U.S. World Cup Soccer and Health Policy by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Like tens of millions of other Americans, the Population Health Blog's productivity nosedived during yesterday's United States versus Belgium World Cup game . Against sign ... Read on »
The Contraception Mandate: SCOTUS Quotes by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Liberals are outraged and conservatives are overjoyed.  While the Population Health Blog is neither, it was interested enough to go to the Supreme Court's opinion page , r ... Read on »
A Path Toward Further Health Reform Is Lined With the IRS? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As attention has shifted to phantom IRS emails, misbehaving Iraqis and our newfound national awareness of soccer's off-side rule, it's only natural for the Population He ... Read on »
A "Penny Dreadful" Take on Health Reform by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy To the spouse's enduring disappointment, the Population Health Blog has been ensnared by the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful .  Set in the 1890'sVictorian England, ... Read on »
The Majority of Medicare Spending Variation Is Unexplained by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From time to time, the Population Health Blog spouse finds that her husband is insufficiently attentive.  During a recent conversation about that very topic, things stoppe ... Read on »
The Cost-Saving Elevator-Pitch for the Patient Centered Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ready, set, elevator, go! Over the last year, several colleagues have asked the Population Health Blog to compactly summarize the economic return for the Pa ... Read on »
The Commonwealth Fund Keeps Score on U.S. Healthcare: Less Here Than Meets the Eye by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy YOU are in last place! According to news reports on the Commonwealth Fund 's comparison of the United States' healthcare to other developed countries, we ar ... Read on »