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People Post: Staff And Board Changes In Health Philanthropy

Read "people news" from foundations around the country.

September 27, 2016 | Global Health, GrantWatch, Public Health

The Proposed Federal ‘Right-To-Try’ Law Is Not The Answer For Critically Ill Patients

In May, the Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2016 was introduced in the Senate. After reading the model legislation and the proposed Senate bill, I decided that while the right-to-try movement has a goal I could approve of in theory, I think it will be counter-productive in the end.

New Guidance on Premium Rate Increases

CMS releases new guidance for premium rate increases determined by CMS or a State to be "unreasonable."

September 26, 2016 | Following the ACA, Insurance and Coverage

Building A 21st Century Health Department To Lead Baltimore’s Culture Of Health

While 97 percent of health care costs are spent on medical care delivered in hospitals, only 10 percent of what determines life-expectancy takes place within the four walls of a health care facility.

Calculating Shared Savings: Administrative Formulas Versus Research-Based Evaluations

This post looks at the advantages and disadvantages of the two approaches and discusses how they can be melded to best serve administrative, payment, and research needs.

The Latest Health Wonk Review

Louise Norris celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Colorado Health Insurance Insider with the latest Health Wonk Review.

September 23, 2016 | Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Grants On Tap: Funders Support Clean Drinking Water

The tragedy in Flint, Michigan, and subsequent reports of contaminated drinking water elsewhere in America have made clear that our national drinking water infrastructure is failing to protect public health. What is philanthropy doing to help?

House v. Burwell And Qualified Health Plans For 2017

A new CMS provision on qualified health plans addresses concerns raised by House v. Burwell.

September 22, 2016 | Following the ACA, Insurance and Coverage

Value: Can We Afford To Think Long-Term While Ignoring Budget Impact?

New experiments in payment methodology and the delivery of care have the potential to improve value for patients and the health care system in the future. However, it is critical to appreciate how budget impact analyses can help catalyze innovative pricing and payment approaches.

Budget Criteria And Drug Value Assessments: A Case Of Apples And Oranges?

Health technology assessment will likely play an integral role in health care’s paradigm shift from a system that rewards volume to one that rewards value. More controversial, however, is the role of budgetary criteria in determining value and in governing access to health care technologies.