Very Bad Numbers

from THCB at http://bit.ly/1IwCwXn on November 30, 2015 at 07:55PM By ANISH KOKA, MD The date is July 17th, 2014. It is 10am in the Dirksen Senate building, and the congressional subcommittee on health and aging is about to focus on patient harm. The educating will be done by some of the leaders in the […]

Venrock headlines Health 2.0’s Digital Health Investor Conference, WinterTech 2016

from THCB at http://bit.ly/1MR1Aw7 on November 30, 2015 at 06:51PM By DEEPA MISTRY Health 2.0’s WinterTech conference on January 13, 2016 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, CA showcases the latest in digital health investing featuring leaders from Venrock, Canvas Venture Fund, Helix, Doximity, Grand Rounds, Livongo, Omada Health, and more. Learn about […]

Who is participating in BPCI?

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/1MYvc8H on November 29, 2015 at 11:55PM In 2013, Medicare launched the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative.  There were 4 models included in the program: Model 1 (least comprehensive): includes Part A services for the index hospitalization alone, and thus most closely resembles current fee-for-service payment. Model 2 (most comprehensive): encompasses Part A and Part […]

Cost, Value & Tools

from THCB at http://bit.ly/1lootOe on November 29, 2015 at 07:34PM By PETER PRONOVOST, MD Like a pro golfer swears by a certain brand of clubs or a marathon runner has a chosen make of shoes, surgeons can form strong loyalties to the tools of their craft. Preferences for these items — such as artificial hips and […]

How to write: 3

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1PkFNRn on November 29, 2015 at 12:22PM This sentence should make me want to write the next one. It should make you want to read it. When I begin a new Upshot-styled piece, my ambition is only to figure out how it starts—the first few sentences or the lede. I don’t write anything else […]

How to write: 2

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/21ldO82 on November 28, 2015 at 12:00PM This may be the only sentence you remember. Still, I’m going to write a bunch more. They’ll explain how I write. I always start with something that interests me. In this case, I’m interested in explaining how I write a column-length piece—about 800 […]

Potential determinants of deductible uptake in health insurance: How to increase uptake in The Netherlands?

from Latest Results for The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1MJbhwz on November 27, 2015 Abstract In health insurance, voluntary deductibles are offered to the insured in return for a premium rebate. Previous research has shown that 11 % of the Dutch insured opted for a voluntary deductible (VD) in health insurance in 2014, while […]

Why healthcare providers merge?

from ECONSALUT at http://bit.ly/1kX1pXe on November 27, 2015 at 06:41AM Scaling Care: An analysis of the structural, social and symbolic dimensions of scale in healthcare The specific answer to this question depends on the context. However, if you think about the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other […]

How to write: 1

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1kWDQOp on November 27, 2015 at 11:34AM This may be the only sentence you remember. Still, I’m going to write a bunch more. They’ll explain how I write. I always start with something that interests me. In this case, I’m interested in showing you how I write a column-length piece, […]