New Health Affairs Blog Post Serves as an Open Letter To ARPA-H Designers

from AcademyHealth Blog at on December 1, 2021 at 02:24PM New Health Affairs Blog Post Serves as an Open Letter To ARPA-H Designers The proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), or ARPA-H, aims to address longstanding challenges within the health research ecosystem. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted our continued failure to provide equitable […]

School choice using deferred acceptance algorithms increases competition for selective schools, by Terrier, Pathak and Ren

from Market Design at on December 1, 2021 at 01:57PM  Here’s a working paper from the LSE which concludes that making it safe for parents to truthfully report their preferences increases the competition for selective schools (called grammar schools, which prioritize students based on admission tests), with the unintended consequence of disadvantaging poorer families […]

Justices mull Chevron and voice skepticism of Medicare’s rate cut for hospital drugs

from The Incidental Economist at on December 1, 2021 at 12:55PM Over at Scotusblog, I’ve posted a recap of yesterday’s oral argument on American Hospital Association v. Becerra. The Supreme Court appeared receptive to the claim that Medicare overstepped its authority when it cut the amount that it paid certain hospitals for drugs they […]

WTF Health: Accolade Navigates Itself into New Territory: CEO on Personalized Healthcare & Tech Infrastructure

from The Health Care Blog at on November 30, 2021 at 07:51PM By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Healthcare navigator Accolade (NASDAQ:ACCD) is on the move. Not only are they now cruising in care delivery territory with two new primary care/mental healthcare offerings that let them personally guide their 9M members further into the healthcare […]

NCRI Festival: Early colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes in Scotland

from Edinburgh Health Economics at on November 30, 2021 at 04:47PM Last month (8-12 November), the Scottish Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK team at Edinburgh Health Economics attended the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Festival: Making cancer research better together, with a poster on their recent work “Early colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes in Scotland: […]