Inside Angle

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Topic: Population Health

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Medicare Advantage Advanced Notice for 2020: Key insights

February 13th, 2019 / By Gretchen Mills

CMS has released the Advance Notice Parts I and II per the annual cycle of Medicare Advantage (MA) regulatory guidelines for the coming year. The Advance Notices provide the parameters […]

Tapping into the rich meaning conveyed in human language

January 30th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

The way we use language says something about us. Disordered thought can manifest as disordered language use—a signal that might mean the person has schizophrenia. Pressured speech could be a […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Analyzing human language for social good

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to the Inside Angle podcast. This is your host, Gordon Moore, and today, I’m speaking with Philip Resnik. He is a professor of linguistics at the […]

Brave new world? CRISPR gene editing controversy

January 23rd, 2019 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

I was sidetracked recently by an article regarding CRISPR biotechnology and the controversy surrounding its use. CRISPR is an abbreviation for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. You can Google […]

Physician billing guidelines are counter-productive. Will the new CMS rule make things worse?

January 18th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

In a Health Affairs blog and an Inside Angle podcast discussion, the health policy expert, physician and self-styled contrarian, Bob Berenson explains why the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the Inside Angle Podcast. This is Gordon Moore, your host. And today, I’m speaking with Robert Berenson. He is a physician who joined the Urban Institute […]

Migraines part 2: Rescue and prevention treatments

January 4th, 2019 / By Debra Jones, CPC

In my blog last month, Migraines Part 1: Seriously… It’s not just a headache, I provided some basic information about the seven basic types of migraines, causes and triggers and […]

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 […]

Migraines part 1: Seriously…It’s not just a headache

December 12th, 2018 / By Debra Jones, CPC

I am a migraineur| \mē-gre-ˈnər or mī-grā-ˈnər\. Merriam-Webster’s definition of a migraineur is an individual who experiences migraines. To me the word sounds like a cross between migraine and entrepreneur: […]

Primary care in transition: Convenience versus commitment

October 22nd, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Loyalty to one’s doctor and following medical advice was rarely questioned in the 20th century.  When managed care reached its zenith in the 1990s, having an assigned primary care physician […]

Silver tsunami meets long-term care: A deep dive

October 1st, 2018 / By Gretchen Mills

The aging population in the U.S. has been well documented. What is less well understood is the best way to adjust current payment and coverage policies to effectively support and […]

From Calcutta to Houston: Technology-driven care coordination for social determinants of health

September 19th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

That’s the tagline for the Patient Care Intervention Center (PCIC), a nonprofit working with people living on the streets in and around Houston, Texas. It started with family medicine physician […]