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Adventures in Health Care Cost Cutting

Filed in Health Reform, Medicaid by on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
Adventures in Health Care Cost Cutting

Expect to keep hearing more talk about health care cost cutting, despite charts like this. It’s an idee fixe of the Wall Street/Washington corridor, and will only be implemented more vigorously over time.  So perhaps we should take stock of a few cost cutting initiatives. Medicare Part D, it seems, is coming way under its […]

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RUC-rolled

Filed in Health Care Economics, Health Law by on February 19, 2013 0 Comments
RUC-rolled

A few years ago, I noted that the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has a dominant role in suggesting payment levels to CMS.  It raises hard questions about price-setting in the health care sector, many of which cannot be answered because its processes are opaque.  Now we know that judicial relief […]

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Seton Hall Law Review Issue on Accountable Care Organizations

Seton Hall Law Review Issue on Accountable Care Organizations

Just a quick note to commend this issue to readers of HRW. As I note in an introduction to the volume, the articles are uniformly insightful contributions to very topical issues in health law and policy. Volume 42, Issue 4 (2012) Symposium Implementing the Affordable Care Act: What Role for Accountable Care Organizations?  PDF Accountable […]

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Sunder on Patents and Access to Medicine

Filed in Global Health by on September 30, 2012 0 Comments
Sunder on Patents and Access to Medicine

Last week, the blog Concurring Opinions featured a symposium on Madhavi Sunder’s new book, From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice. A chapter relevant to health law scholars is available online, here.  The chapter focuses on access to drugs in less developed countries (LDCs), and makes the following case: Not too long ago, an […]

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Finance vs. Financialization in Health Care

Filed in Health Law by on September 6, 2012 1 Comment
Finance vs. Financialization in Health Care

I’ve noted the issues raised by financialization in nursing homes, billing & payment systems, and hospital chains before on blogs.  I wanted to present a few paragraphs from a recent book review (of Robert Shiller’s Finance and the Good Society), which explore the problems raised by the finance sector’s interaction with pharma: A Ph.D. cancer researcher with ten years of experience […]

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