Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

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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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Mid-week Links

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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Nocebo effect. AppleWatch can detect AFib. Canada to the US: We are not your drugstore. Senate on AHCA: “The House bill isn’t going to pass over here.” NHS docs: Max 1% raise until 2020.

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End of the Week Links

Safety regulation: Unintended consequences in the NFL? Measles is back. Physicians, coding, and reimbursement. Is healthcare funding a game of hot potato? 70% of employers offer HDHP.

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Mid-week Links

Does increasing MD reimbursement increase patient access to care? Cure for diabetes? A huge waste of money? The benefits of early treatment. A money-back guarantee.  

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Who’s on First Health Wonk Review + Links

Brad Wright has posted the  Health Wonk Review: Who’s On First? Edition at Wright on Health.   Check it out along with some other interesting links from the week. Consultants and policymakers. Superbabies. Blocks grants: Case study in Canada. A pact. Standards-based grading. Brand penalty.

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Economics isn’t everything. Do airline classes reduce prices? Tiered pharmacies in California? More drug pricing transparancy. Cure for sepsis. Narrow networks.

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Friday Links

VBID and medication adherence. eConsult. Do drugs reduce ED use during pregnancy? Mindfulness and managed care. Looming cuts to NIH.

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