Cost Control

By Nina Schuman
In Quality Improvement
May 31st, 2013
When patients undergo surgical or other medical procedures, they hope to receive optimal care provided by experienced physicians. They are rarely concerned about proper sterilization of surgical instruments and other medical equipment as it is likely assumed that the health care facility has applied this standard precaution. Unfortunately, however, not every medical ce...
By Frank Pasquale
In Health Reform
Mar 17th, 2013
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 […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
Dec 17th, 2012
Medical repatriations of undocumented immigrants likely to rise as result of federal funding reductions to safety net hospitals under Affordable Care Act New York, NY, and Newark, New Jersey, December 17, 2012 –Today, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) at Seton Hall University School of Law and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) […]...
By Adam Peterson
In Uncategorized
Dec 6th, 2012
The degree of effort put into selecting health care professionals varies among consumers.  For instance, many relatively young users of health care may only go through the motions of selecting a primary care physician, whom they may seldom visit, and never investigate specialists that provide more particularized care.  A recurring question, however, amongst more freque...
By Zack Buck
In Fraud & Abuse
Aug 14th, 2012
Over the last few weeks, the fight against healthcare fraud has prominently been in the headlines. First, late last month the Obama administration announced a joint effort between the federal government and major health insurance companies to fight fraud.  According to the New York Times, under the partnership – called the National Fraud Prevention Partnership [&hellip...