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Over Four Million Dollars to Save a Life? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Enjoy the ride! Lebron James fan Jason Shafrin of the Healthcare Economist blog hosts the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.  It's not only fit for a ... Read on »
Health Insurance Saves Lives? The Story Behind the Story by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Does Romneycare save lives?" It stands to reason that the road that goes from being sick and getting decent medical care is lined with "health insurance." ... Read on »
Additive, Not Substitutive, Health Care Innovation by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Sirens calling the unsuspecting to their doom If, like many of our policy and political elite, you have also been seduced by the siren call of health care ... Read on »
Wishful Ideology About Integrated Delivery Systems by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Kaiser Health News has  posted a telling interview with former White House health adviser Ezekiel Emanuel MD . In it, Dr. Emanuel repeats a bold prediction about the end o ... Read on »
The Latest Cavalcade of Risk Is Up! by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Rebecca Shafer hosts the Cavalcade's round-up of risk-related posts. A wide variety of topics, including Wounded Warriors, venture capitalists, Aristotle, enterprise risk ma ... Read on »
Handling HHS Secretary Nomination Questions by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog notes that HHS nominee Burwell has been scheduled to appear before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on May 8.  In ... Read on »
Commitment Devices, Behavior Change and Population Health by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new addition to the behavior change tool box Whenever the Population Health Blog encountered a tobacco user in its clinic, it would gauge the patient's ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Louise Norris hosts a wide ranging Health Wonk Review at her smartly-written Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Like prior HWRs, Louise summarizes and links the best health ... Read on »
Questions That Should Be Asked in the Upcoming HHS Secretary Nomination Process by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a public service, the Population Health Blog is pleased to offer up some questions that may or should arise in the course of Senate confirmation process for HHS nominee ... Read on »
Discovering What We Don't' Know About Risk-Adjustment for Hospital Readmission Rates in Medicare by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Something like this? When the Population Health Blog agreed with the spouse that it was time to replace the living-room gas fireplace insert with something ... Read on »
I'm From CMS and I'm Here to Help by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Writing in JAMA "online first," CMS Administrator Tavenner and colleagues offer a payment reform "framework" that includes "multipayer collaboration ."  The article is won ... Read on »
The Dichotomy of Medicare’s Data Release Policy: Moral Suasion and the Limits of Mass Data... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog continues to welcome blog posts from outside authors. This is another one courtesy of Erik Tollefson, who works in the health policy field. ... Read on »
Seven Things You Need to Know About The Overt Fun and Covert Benefit of Health Gamification by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Channeling all this energy for health and wellness? The networked Population Health Blog got an alert about this just-published article on the "gamificatio ... Read on »
Running for Sheriff and Obamacare by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As Washington DC lurches from one partisan skirmish to another, it's only natural that pundits are pining for the good old days of larger than life politicians like Lyndon ... Read on »
Say Hello to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Nominee for HHS by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog is naturally intrigued by the announcement that Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her position as HHS Secretary, and that the White House will ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you have some favorite notions, you'll probably NOT want to go over to the Healthcare Lighthouse's latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.  Host Billy Wynne looks at so ... Read on »
Running Amok by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With today's horrific Pennsylvania high school knife attack occurring just days after the second Fort Hood shooting, the Population Health Blog naturally sought refuge in ... Read on »
Doubling Down on Accountable Care Organizations by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What happens if CMS' grand experiment in ACOs fails? There are some good reasons to believe that it could happen Preliminary results are spotty at best Savi ... Read on »
For-Profit Meets For-Publication For Big Data by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The "for-profit" research side of health care and the academics have always had a strained relationship. The Population Health Blog witnessed it first-hand when it recruit ... Read on »
Another ICD-10 Delay by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Buried in the U.S. Congress's just-passed sustainable growth rate extension patch is a little known provision that would further delay the HIPAA-mandated implementation of I ... Read on »