It’s understandable that attention is heavily focused these days on imagining alternative futures for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the US Supreme Court renders its decision in King v Burwell, expected this June. (This case challenges the legality of… Read More ›
With the arrival of 2015, Medicare has implemented its long-debated chronic care management (CCM) payment policy. The policy represents a victory for the medical community, which has advocated for a means to receive payment for managing patient care that doesn’t… Read More ›
In mid-November, just as the second enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was starting, a Gallup poll indicated that only 37% of the US public approved of the ACA—a record low percentage. Since the ACA… Read More ›
By Lindsay E. Jubelt, MD, MSHP, and Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc Payment reform is expanding the focus of health systems beyond care for individual patients to improving the health outcomes of populations. Improving population health is a daunting new… Read More ›
JAMA Forum: Will a New Website Empower Patients to Ask Their Physicians About Financial Relationships With Industry?
By Paul D. Thacker, Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, and Eric G. Campbell, PhD, MA The federal government recently unveiled a website called Open Payments that provides details about payments made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies to physicians…. Read More ›
Soon after the first US case of Ebola was diagnosed in Dallas, I decided that Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene should have a press conference. With leading infectious disease experts from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins,… Read More ›
As a nurse, I know to rely on primary care providers who understand my health risks and will talk with me about what tests and treatments I should avoid, as well as those I need. But what do people do… Read More ›