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Does anyone look at physician quality data? Healthcare CEO pay. The skinny on skinny repeal. NHS: Smokers and obese must wait for surgery 35 best health and science summer books

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Amazon to dive into health care?

The answer is yes according to CNBC. Amazon has started a secret skunkworks lab dedicated to opportunities in health care, including new areas such as electronic medical records and telemedicine. Amazon has dubbed this stealth team 1492… Amazon has become increasingly interested in exploring new business in healthcare. For example, Amazon has another unit exploring […]

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Patient-centered medical homes SLR. CBO expects US fiscal deficit to grow Eigenvectors and eigenvalues explained. The opioid crisis and the U.S. job market. Your right to your healthcare data.

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FDA lifting barriers to generic drug competition? Value based contracting. IPAB ends before it begins. RWJF: Better Care increases uninsured by 25 million What’s worse than high drug prices?

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Should Republicans support Unions?

I’m not talking about civil unions (that topic is for another blog)…but instead actual trade unions. Compared to Democrats, Republicans have been relatively pro-business and anti-union for many years.  However, The Atlantic has an article making the case that Republicans should become more pro union.  Perhaps not pro-union in the traditional US union setting but […]

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Will Better Care deliver better care?

The Senate’s new health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, proposes a number of changes to the Affordable Care Act.  The Kaiser Family Foundation has a detailed breakdown of the bill and compares it with the Affordable Care Act that President Obama passed and the American Health Care Act that was proposed […]

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U.S. ranks poorly in differences in self-reported health by income. FDA pulls opioid off the market. Medicaid reform. Follow the money. Value frameworks and IVI Insurers now joining Obamacare?

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ACA and healthcare spending. Risk adjustment and the ACA. Value framework harmonization? Is value-based pricing coming for drugs? “…it also caused mutations to more than a thousand other unintended genes“

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Is big data eclipsing RCTs? Interview with Raj Chetty. Pink boxes in LA. Immunotherapy and precision medicine. The cost of high-risk pools.

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“We are not going to let the fact there are not additional monies right now to prevent us from offering these additional services”

That is what Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said about his plan to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of veterans.  Specifically, the Shulkin plan would include mental health services for service members with less-than-honorable discharges. As reported in Modern Healthcare, Shulkin testified to Congress that of the 20 veterans who take their lives each day, about 14 […]

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