Forgotten Heroes: Remembering Dr. Alvin Blount, Who Helped Integrate America’s Hospitals

In 1963, Dr. Alvin Blount and 10 other plaintiffs successfully sued the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, challenging the use of federal funds to support a segregated hospital.

September 1, 2017

Helping Patients Make More Informed Postacute Care Choices

Although we have given patients the responsibility to choose their postacute care plan, it is unclear whether they have the appropriate tools to make well-informed decisions about where to receive care following a hospital discharge.

August 29, 2017

Variation In End-Of-Life Care Is An Open Invitation For Accountable Care Organization Innovation

Individuals with a serious or terminal condition are a population with a demonstrated need for care coordination that is currently woefully unmet in the fee-for-service environment.

August 25, 2017

Solving The Problem Of Bipartisan Health Care Reform

Bipartisan legislation is needed to ensure the viability of the current health care system. The Problem Solvers have made a great start towards legislation that can be supported by both parties.

August 22, 2017

The Future Of Value-Based Payment—Time To Reexamine And Refocus Our Efforts

How does Medicare learn from the current programs to remain focused on improving patient care while maintaining relevance for clinicians and hospitals that are ever-improving their metrics and health care delivery?

August 11, 2017

Making The Exchanges More Competitive By Bringing Medicare Into The Fold

There is a better approach to bring more insurers into the individual market: allow Medicare to enter the market in counties where fewer than three health insurers participate on the exchange.

August 9, 2017

Three Ways President Trump Can Make Good On His Promise To Bring Down Drug Prices

The public has a right to expect that Trump will use that business prowess and the federal government’s leverage as the world’s largest purchaser of prescription drugs to stop the pharmaceutical industry from “getting away with murder” on drug prices.

August 9, 2017

The Many Problems With Medicare’s MIPS Exclusion Thresholds

If the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act is ever to be a catalyst for change, the proposal to increase the exclusion thresholds is neither right nor effective.

August 3, 2017

ACA Round-Up: Medicare Trustees Report Does Not Trigger IPAB, And More

All eyes yesterday were focused on the Senate, which released significant new amendments to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. But the Senate was not the only game in town.

July 14, 2017

Spurring Provider Entry Into Medicare Advantage

Innovative provider groups have shown it is possible to launch a Medicare Advantage plan even when it may not be possible to launch a commercial insurance product.

July 6, 2017