A Financial Times article details the British National Health Service’s struggles to implement a new health information system.
Earlier this year the California Department of Insurance was asked to allow a greater than 20% increase in workers’ compensation premiums. The Department’s response provides some interesting observations on the state of workers’ compensation medical cost control efforts.
USA Today published an article on the federal end-stage renal disease program. The problems are typical of most government health programs.
Aon has estimated that private insurers health costs will increase at over 10% next year.
An Op-ed suggests we spend too little on healthcare. That may depend on who is paying.
A recent report from NEHI states that medication therapy non-compliance leads to $290 billion in avoidable medical costs every year.
While Massachusetts is the state health care reform example most often referred to in the discussion over federal reform efforts, Tennessee’s earlier program to extend coverage may also offer lessons.
The physical distribution and payment flows for pharmaceuticals in the United States are very complex. A new report helps explain those processes.
An article examines barriers to physician participation in medical research.
Because chronic disease accounts for a large percentage of total health spending, approaches to managing those diseases are constantly being developed and modified.
One relatively unexplored method for reducing health spending is lowering providers’ input costs. A New York Times article examines one category of hospital costs.
A recent article questions the validity and utility of much health services research.
Insurers have been under sharp attack for causing many of the problems reform is designed to address. One response has been to shift the responsibility for these problems to other components of the health system; in this case physicians’ fees.
In a letter to a Congressman, the CBO gives its rationale for how it attributes costs and savings to prevention and wellness programs.
The Congressional Budget Office has another useful report looking at the impacts of changes in health insurance on employment.