Category : Healthcare Policy and Economics

What’s Ahead: Some Health Economy Considerations for 2013

Unhappy Hospitals We knew that there would be winners and losers emerging from the resolution to …

The Burgeoning Public Health Crisis

From “The Burgeoning Public Health Crisis: Demand Analysis and Market Opportunity for Advanced Trauma Systems in the Developing World”

Final Rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program

With the release of this final rule, providers who wish to join an ACO and share in the savings of the cost of care can make a concrete plan of what it will take to be an ACO and what the financial rewards will be.

Will Your Health Care Organization Be Sustainable?

The coordination of care can fulfill the long sought after promise of reducing expenditures driven by FFS while simultaneously improving patient outcomes.

Why Consumers Aren’t Paying Less for Health Care

Consumer out of pocket spending decreased from 14% of National Health Expenditures (NHE) in 2005 to 12% in 2009. Clearly, consumers are paying less for health care, right?

Wrong.

The Economics of Health Reform: Implications for Health Professionals

Context and discussion regarding the problems, implications and solutions to health care reform with a contrarian …

Strategic Thinking, Quality and Economics in U.S. Healthcare

We don’t have a functional competitive market in health care in the U.S. Consequently, many of …

The Economics of Quality in Healthcare

We don’t have a functional competitive market in health care in the U.S. Consequently, many of …