Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

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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Links

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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Links to start the week

Winners and losers. Is the U.S. really an HCE outlier? Superbugs. No IO in UK? Basic income’s version of the RAND HIE. What is CAR-T?

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Friday Links

Demoted in DC. Is big government not big enough? World’s most internationally revered money-laundering scam? Workers’ Comp golden rule. Bird flu in China.

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Friday Links

New hope for cancer treatment? Strategic drug filling around Medicare eligibility date. Unlearning descriptive statistics. Fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Cost disease.

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Links

Cardiologists, oncologists decry travel ban Treating chronic illness. Pancreatic cancer breakthrough? Statins can treat cancer? Cancer screening and cost sharing. The problem of polypharmacy.

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Trump Links

In honor of inauguration day, some Trump-relevant links: “Art of the Deal” in health care Trump and speculative markets. On “repeal and replace” (with Wile E. Coyote graphic) Will Trump cut public health funding? Trump’s HHS appointee.

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