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Hospital prices go public: Does it matter?

January 2nd, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

As of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post their prices on the internet for patients to review. The intent is to provide patients with price transparency and allow them to […]

What has the biggest impact on our health?

November 29th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Last month, I wrote about my experience with The Texas Medical Center and the loss of my mother. One reader questioned whether the healthcare system is working (as I maintained […]

Consumer-directed health plans, rational economic theory and the Triple Aim

November 22nd, 2017 / By Katie Christensen

The consumer-directed health plan (“high deductible”) remains a popular insurance option, theoretically leaving patients more empowered than ever to optimize the Triple Aim initiative (maximum health and quality while minimizing […]

Improving health care: Actuarial Challenge announces Round 2 results

May 31st, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

Earlier this year I wrote a blog about the Actuarial Challenge, a contest sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) and judged by Milliman, in which participants work in […]

HIMagine That: The problem list is a problem

May 1st, 2017 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hi, Sue! Do you ever see something on a problem list that isn’t correct? Sue: Yes, often!  You know I always say, “The problem list is a problem.” Donna: […]

Video: Provider-affiliated health plans

What are the top five things “payviders” need to pay attention to? This video rounds them up.

Tackling health care’s ever-decreasing competition

November 18th, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In a recent perspective piece in JAMA Forum, Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health argues that increased provider consolidation is threatening the financial viability of the […]

Five things “payviders” can’t afford to overlook

July 25th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

One surprising development as health care shifts toward risk-based payment is how many health systems intend to become insurers. According to one study, half of health systems have applied or […]

Transparency of healthcare prices and quality of care: The caboose is at the station waiting…

August 21st, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

…for the engine to pick up steam. In the past ten years, the train carrying healthcare pricing and quality information has been rolling but the caboose is still waiting at […]