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Five Things Docs Should Look for in an ACO, Including a Mirror by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Pondering joining an ACO? The Disease Management Care Blog was quoted in Software Advice 's article on how primary care practices should join accountable ca ... Read on »
Medicare Releasing Physician Claims Payment Data? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to Yale's Robert Steinbrook , it is likely that at least some of U.S. physicians' Medicare data will become public.  In other words, a major percentage of physic ... Read on »
Prospect Theory In Patient Empowerment for Medical Decision Making by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Is that a decision tree an Iva stick figure? Iva Pairabigglutees was just informed she has diabetes and needs to start taking medicines.  Since she is leery ... Read on »
What the Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges Can - and Can't - Do by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It looked so easy, didn't it?  So says Massachusetts Connector architect John Kingsdale .  Writing in the prestigious New England Journal, the Obamacare insurance e ... 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 »
Success Ingredients for Spread of Accountable Care Organizations by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mixing up some ACO No matter what you think about the long-term sustainability of accountable care organizations (ACOs), the Health Affairs Blog argues 2014 ... Read on »
Cost, Quality and Access in Health Care: Are All Three Out of Reach? Really? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Maybe the Disease Management Care Blog has been wrong.  And maybe there are implications for health reform. The DMCB explains. When it lectures at population health ... 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 »
Of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs, Start-Up Costs, Preliminary Financials and Data... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog didn't know there was a " National Association of ACOs " either, but they've just released results from a "web" survey of the organization ... Read on »
The State of the Union is Over. Advice on What's Next for Obamacare by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When it comes to assessing or "monetizing" the possibility of a bad future event, the insurance-minded Disease Management Care Blog recalls that a common approach is to mu ... Read on »
Five Novel Health Care Apps by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog wonders if 2014 is the tipping point for "health care apps." Given the turmoil surrounding Mr. Obama's reform agenda, consumers will b ... Read on »
The Behavioral Economics Behind the Individual Mandate by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanks to analyses like these , the Disease Management Care Blog is coming down with a tiresome case of individual mandatosis complicated by penaltyalgia. Former CBO Di ... Read on »
What Is the Plan B for Healthcare.gov's IT Problems by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy While Obamacare skeptics have glommed onto this government document  for all the usual reasons of partisan advantage, the Disease Management Care Blog has a different take ... Read on »
The Value of Introverts by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the few things the Disease Management Care Blog enjoys more than talking about itself is reading about itself.  That's one reason it's downloaded Susan Cain's Qu ... Read on »
One Proposed Measure of Obamacare Success: Drop-Outs from the Bronze and Silver Plans by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Quick: if you had to chose a limited number of measures to gauge success of the Affordable Care Act, what would you choose?  Would it be the number of persons who have e ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Who cares if the health policy beverage container is half full or half empty, the Disease Management Care Blog hoists a toast to David Williams and his Health Business Blog. ... Read on »
Insights on Health Reform, Courtesy of Medical Home News by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Getting more brainy To the chagrin of the DMCB spouse, the Disease Management Care Blog serves for free on several editorial boards. In its estimation, it's ... Read on »
The Disease Management Care Blog Annual Report: Three Insights on Social Media in Health Care by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It's that time for the Disease Management Care Blog to reflect on the state of social media, both in general and for this blog.  First off: an annual report for this b ... Read on »
Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General: EHRs Can Facilitate Medicare Fraud by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy EHR fraud police? Disease Management Care Blog readers are well aware that it is a nattering nabob of electronic health record (EHR) negativity. It not only ... Read on »
Is $1 Billion a Good Investment for Disease Management? We May Finally Have an Answer by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Take two of these and call for savings in the morning Anyone familiar with the history of disease management industry will almost certainly can recall Soer ... Read on »