comparative effectiveness

By Kate Greenwood
In Recommended Reading
Feb 9th, 2012
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Earlier this week at The Incidental Economist, Austin Frakt asked the following question: “Is it still the case that US and state laws make it impossible for insurers and hospitals to control the use of health technologies? If so, this is a substantial problem for translation of comparative effectiveness research (CER) into practice. It seems […]...
By Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
Apr 27th, 2011
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1. The NYT reports on how Florida is retooling their Medicaid system by, among other things, channeling some Medicaid patients into for-profit HMOs. 2. ihealthbeat.org reports on the role of patient-driven PatientsLikeMe.com in creating the first clinical trial from social network data. 3. Health Data Management reports on J&J’s acquisition of device maker Sy...
By Kate Greenwood
In Health Law
Nov 11th, 2010
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In recent months, the first law review articles on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) have begun to appear. I highlight here two very recent contributions to the legal literature that are well-worth reading. In Setting National Standards for Health Plans Under Healthcare Reform (published in the October 2010 issue of the UCLA […]...
By Katherine Matos
In Medical Malpractice
Oct 21st, 2010
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On October 20, the New York Times published an op-ed piece Peter Orszag, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2009 to 2010.  According to Orszag, the threat of medical malpractice liability leads to the practice of defensive medicine and a departure from the use of evidence-based guidelines.  To correct […]...
By Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
Oct 20th, 2010
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Medical Loss Ratio: Kaiser Health News reports on tomorrow’s vote by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on ACA’s contentious rules dictating minimum medical loss ratios. Cleaning the DSHs: Health Affairs cogently explains the difficulties that the ACA will face when reforming the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) framework that reimburs...