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P4P Concerns, Medicare Vs. Private Insurance Lead HA Blog’s 2012 Most-Read List

Posted By Chris Fleming On January 10, 2013 @ 2:13 pm In All Categories,Blog,Comparative Effectiveness,Consumers,Health Care Costs,Health Law,Health Reform,Hospitals,Insurance,Medicare,Payment,Policy,Politics,Primary Care,Spending | No Comments

Editor’s note: Our sister blog here at Health Affairs, GrantWatch Blog, has also just published its most-read list for 2012 [1].

Will pay for performance in health care backfire? That was the question addressed through the lens of behavioral economics by Steffie Woolhandler, Dan Ariely, and David Himmelstein in the most-read Health Affairs Blog post for 2012 [2]. Next on the most-read list are two posts, one by Diane Archer [3] and the other by Archer and Theodore Marmor [4], contrasting Medicare and private insurance. They are followed by Rushika Fernandopulle’s [5] rethink of primary care and Ken Kaufman’s post [6] suggesting that the recent slowing in health care cost growth reflects more than just temporary effects from the economic slowdown.

Many thanks to our readers and authors for making 2012 a good year for Health Affairs Blog. We had 369 posts and over 50 million pageviews, more than a 60 percent increase from 2011. Since we had many good posts that were closely grouped in the readership numbers, we’ve expanded this year’s most-read list to a “top 15″ rather than a “top 10.” The full 2012 list is below.

Most-Read Health Affairs Blog posts for 2012:
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  1. Will Pay For Performance Backfire?  Insights From Behavioral Economics [7]
    by Steffie Woolhandler, Dan Ariely and David Himmelstein
  2. Medicare Is More Efficient Than Private Insurance [8]
    by Diane Archer
  3. Medicare And Commercial Health Insurance: The Fundamental Difference [9]
    by Diane Archer and Theodore Marmor
  4. The Big Shortage: Rethinking The Need For More Primary Care Doctors [10]
    by Rushika Fernandopulle
  5. Bending The Health Cost Curve: More Than Meets The Eye [11]
    by Kenneth Kaufman
  6. Is Medicare More Efficient Than Private Insurance? [12]
    by John Goodman and Thomas Saving
  7. Your Genome Belongs To You [13]
    by Sharon Terry and Robert Cook-Deegan
  8. Patient-Centered Care: What It Means And How To Get There [14]
    by James Rickert
  9. The Illegal IRS Rule To Expand Tax Credits Under The PPACA: A Response To Timothy Jost [15]
    by Michael Cannon and Jonathan Adler
  10. Health Care Economics 101 And The Supreme Court [16]
    by Jill Horwitz and Helen Levy
  11. Time To Get Serious About Hospital Readmissions [17]
    by Amy Boutwell
  12. Election 2012: A Win For Health Reform But Much Work Remains [18]
    by Timothy Jost
  13. Dismantling The Affordable Care Act: What Could A President Romney And Hill Republicans Do [19]?
    by Timothy Jost
  14. An Evidence-Based Approach To Communicating Health Care Evidence To Patients [20]
    by Chuck Alston and Patrick McCabe
  15. The Supreme Court On The Individual Mandate’s Constitutionality: An Overview [21]
    by Timothy Jost

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[1] its most-read list for 2012: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2013/01/10/post-on-integrating-medical-and-behavioral-care-leads-grantwatch-blogs-2012-most-read-list/?cat=grantwatch

[2] the most-read Health Affairs Blog post for 2012: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/11/will-pay-for-performance-backfire-insights-from-behavioral-economics/

[3] by Diane Archer: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/09/20/medicare-is-more-efficient-than-private-insurance/

[4] by Archer and Theodore Marmor: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/02/15/medicare-and-commercial-health-insurance-the-fundamental-difference/

[5] Rushika Fernandopulle’s: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/08/02/the-big-shortage-rethinking-the-need-for-more-primary-care-doctors/

[6] Ken Kaufman’s post: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/04/13/bending-the-health-care-cost-curve-more-than-meets-the-eye/

[7] Will Pay For Performance Backfire?  Insights From Behavioral Economics: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/11/will-pay-for-performance-backfire-insights-from-behavioral-economics/

[8] Medicare Is More Efficient Than Private Insurance: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/09/20/medicare-is-more-efficient-than-private-insurance/

[9] Medicare And Commercial Health Insurance: The Fundamental Difference: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/02/15/medicare-and-commercial-health-insurance-the-fundamental-difference/

[10] The Big Shortage: Rethinking The Need For More Primary Care Doctors: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/08/02/the-big-shortage-rethinking-the-need-for-more-primary-care-doctors/

[11] Bending The Health Cost Curve: More Than Meets The Eye: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/04/13/bending-the-health-care-cost-curve-more-than-meets-the-eye/

[12] Is Medicare More Efficient Than Private Insurance?: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/08/09/is-medicare-more-efficient-than-private-insurance/

[13] Your Genome Belongs To You: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/06/08/your-genome-belongs-to-you/

[14] Patient-Centered Care: What It Means And How To Get There: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/01/24/patient-centered-care-what-it-means-and-how-to-get-there/

[15] The Illegal IRS Rule To Expand Tax Credits Under The PPACA: A Response To Timothy Jost: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/08/01/the-illegal-irs-rule-to-expand-tax-credits-under-the-ppaca-a-response-to-timothy-jost/

[16] Health Care Economics 101 And The Supreme Court: http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/05/23/health-care-economics-101-and-the-supreme-court/

[17] Time To Get Serious About Hospital Readmissions: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/10/time-to-get-serious-about-hospital-readmissions/

[18] Election 2012: A Win For Health Reform But Much Work Remains: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/11/07/election-2012-a-win-for-health-reform-but-much-work-remains/

[19] Dismantling The Affordable Care Act: What Could A President Romney And Hill Republicans Do: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/09/20/dismantling-the-affordable-care-act-what-could-a-president-romney-and-hill-republicans-do/

[20] An Evidence-Based Approach To Communicating Health Care Evidence To Patients: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/09/25/an-evidence-based-approach-to-communicating-health-care-evidence-to-patients/

[21] The Supreme Court On The Individual Mandate’s Constitutionality: An Overview: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/06/28/the-supreme-court-on-the-individual-mandates-constitutionality-an-overview/