Reform Rodeo

By Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
May 23rd, 2011
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1. Kaiser Health News reports on Republican efforts to allow states to tighten Medicaid eligibility rules. 2. Health Affairs writes about the important role that advanced practice registered nurses will play in the imminent ACO landscape. 3. iHealthBeat has a story on how researchers are preparing IBM’s Watson computer for medical applications. 4. Maggie Mahar [&...
By Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
May 12th, 2011
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1. Becker’s Hospital Review describes how the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health System, and Intermountain Health, are hesitant to join ACOs, at least as ACOs are implemented under the new regulations. 2. The Health Care Blog has a story on how Google Health appears to be in a deep freeze in terms of […]...
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 Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
Mar 29th, 2011
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1. Medicaid Moves: Kaiser Health News reports on Medicaid policy developments, including controversial GOP efforts to reform Medicaid. 2. HIT: The New England Journal of Medicine outlines the unrealized potential of HIT. 3. ACOs: The Wall Street Journal discusses Atrius Health, a large ACO-like entity that offers insight into the ways in which such organizations [&hell...
By Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
Mar 22nd, 2011
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1. Insurers are Expanding Their Reach: Kaiser Health News reports that health insurance companies — in fear of losing revenue from health care reform — are looking to expand to other unregulated areas of business. 2. Single-Payer at the State Level: The New England Journal of Medicine has a piece detailing Vermont’s attempt to enact […]...