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Recommended Reading: Russell Korobkin’s “Bounded Rationality, Moral Hazard, and the Case for Relative Value Health Insurance”

Filed in Recommended Reading by on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
Recommended Reading: Russell Korobkin’s “Bounded Rationality, Moral Hazard, and the Case for Relative Value Health Insurance”
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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 […]

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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Reform Rodeo by on April 27, 2011 0 Comments
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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 Synthes for […]

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Recommended Reading: Recent Legal Scholarship on Health Reform

Filed in Health Law, Health Reform, Recommended Reading by on November 11, 2010 0 Comments
Recommended Reading: Recent Legal Scholarship on Health Reform
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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 […]

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Orszag Proposes Evidence-Based Standards for Malpractice Reform

Filed in Medical Malpractice by on October 21, 2010 0 Comments
Orszag Proposes Evidence-Based Standards for Malpractice Reform
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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 […]

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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Reform Rodeo by on October 20, 2010 0 Comments
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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 reimburses uncompensated care under Medicaid. ACO Antitrust: At […]

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