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Archive for February, 2013

A needed dose of risk

Dennis Wall of Insurance Claims and Issues hosts this week’s Cavalcade of Risk. Check out the collection of risk-related posts.

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Quotation of the Day

I will look at any additional evidence to confirm the opinion to which I have already come. Baron Molson.      

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P4P and Diabetes Care

In April 2006, Ontario instituted the Diabetes Management Incentive (DMI) that increased payments to physicians that provided high-quality diabetes care. Did the incentive improve payments quality? According to a paper by Kantarevic and Kralj (2012), it turns out that the answer is yes, but the magnitude of the change depends on the type of physician. […]

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Medicaid Pays less for Drugs than Medicare

How does it do this?  Through the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.  Medicaid.gov explains: The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program is a partnership between CMS, State Medicaid Agencies, and participating drug manufacturers that helps to offset the Federal and State costs of most outpatient prescription drugs dispensed to Medicaid patients. Approximately 600 drug manufacturers currently participate in […]

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Friday Links

Profit and mortality. Who wants to be a death panelist? U.S. should declare bankruptcy. Elective Early Deliveries. Your robot nurse is here. $3 billion team.

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