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Economics
Why Cutting Out the Middleman Can Reduce Healthcare Spending
As I’ve said too many times to count, I’m not much for healthcare middlemen—distributors, benefits managers, wholesalers and… Read More
By December 1, 2021
Economics
CMS’ Progress to Cut Medicare Payment Mistakes Stalls as Insufficient Documentation Woes Continue
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, or for the purposes of this blog post, about… Read More
By November 24, 2021
Economics
Same Old, Same Old When It Comes to What Doctors Don’t Like
I’m late to the party on this one, but it’s a topic I like, so I’m going to… Read More
By November 17, 2021
Economics
The Future of Health Benefits and Health Literacy
Health benefits and how much people understand and pay for them are proxies for what’s most important for… Read More
By November 16, 2021
Economics
What Private Equity Firms Do to Hospitals
In a column I wrote last year, I called private-equity firms “healthcare’s house flippers”  because what they do—maximize… Read More
By November 10, 2021
Consumerism
Et Tu, Cancer Hospitals? Why Most Cancer Hospitals Don’t Reveal Their Prices for Oncology Care
Oncology care is expensive. A report released in October 2020 by the Cancer Action Network said cancer patients’ total… Read More
By November 3, 2021
Consumerism
Healthcare Consumers Know Best
Consumers may struggle with health literacy, but they know a lousy provider when they experience one, and many… Read More
By October 27, 2021
Consumerism
The Health Literacy Gap Between Doctors and Patients
Overheard in every household in the U.S. at one point or another:  Someone other than you: “Well, what… Read More
By October 21, 2021
Consumerism
Home Is Where the Hospital Is
My sister recently gave me a t-shirt that proclaims, “I speak in movie lines, song lyrics and sarcasm.”… Read More
By October 18, 2021
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