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