Christopher Fleming, J.D., is the social media manager at Health Affairs. Before coming to Health Affairs, he worked as a health policy journalist at Medicine and Health.

Recent Posts by Chris Fleming

The Latest Health Wonk Review

If you haven't already, check out the latest Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog. David E. Williams offers many great posts, including a Health Affairs Blog by Jeff Goldsmith which chronicles two warring political narratives about health spending growth.

Health Affairs Web First: For US Hospitals, A Mixed Report In Electronic Health Record Adoption

For the past four years, US hospitals participating in the EHR Incentive Program through Medicare and Medicaid have been eligible for financial incentives if they met meaningful-use criteria. This year, however, hospitals participating in the Medicare portion of the program could face financial...

The Latest Health Wonk Review

"Harvest time is here," writes Joe Paduda in the latest health wonk review at Managed Care Matters. Joe's blogging cornucopia includes a Health Affairs Blog post by David Krueger and John Touissant describing the limitations of current Medicare shared-savings models and suggesting a better approach.

The Latest Health Wonk Review

If you haven't already, check out Louise Norris' Fall Colors edition of the Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.

Employer-Sponsored Family Health Premiums Rise 4 Percent In 2015

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2015 Employer Health Benefits Survey released today with select findings published in a Health Affairs Web First, employer family health premiums rise 4 percent to $17,545 in 2015, extending a decade-long trend...

Under The ACA, Uninsurance Disparities Narrow For Black And Hispanic Adults

A new study, being released by Health Affairs as a Web First, compared uninsurance rates for white, black, and Hispanic adults in 2013 and 2014, focusing on the periods just before and after the first ACA enrollment period. The study, by Stacey McMorrow, Sharon K. Long, Genevieve M. Kenney,...

Health Affairs Noncommunicable Disease Event Reminder And Webcast Info

Don't forget about tomorrow's (Wednesday September 9) Health Affairs forum featuring authors from our September thematic issue on noncommunicable diseases. Join us at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, from 9:00 AM to noon, or watch via live webcast.

Request For Abstracts: Health Affairs Theme Issue On Behavioral Health

Health Affairs is planning a theme issue on behavioral health, which will present work pertaining to policies involved in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services. We invite all interested authors to submit abstracts for consideration for this issue.

August 18, 2015Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs’ August Issue: Hospital Quality And Care

The August issue of Health Affairs contains a cluster of articles focusing on hospital quality and care. Other subjects covered in this variety issue: ways state vaccine exemption laws affect disease outbreaks; how states with strong health insurance rate review managed lower premiums;...

Health Affairs Web First: Health Spending Growth To Remain Moderate Compared To Pre-Recession Highs

New estimates released today from the Office of the Actuary at CMS project a 5.5 percent rate of health spending growth for 2014. The average rate of longer-term projected growth is 5.8 percent for 2014–24, exceeding the expected average growth in GDP by 1.1 percentage points.