Healthcare Reform and the ACA Perspective

 
 
  • Obamacare: Retain, Revise, Repeal, or Replace? Part 1   In this series of video blogs, Dr Lundberg discusses the history of American healthcare reform and suggests where we may want to go in the next phase. Part 1: great beginnings but no happy endings.
  • Compensation: Are Physicians Better Off Now Than 6 Years Ago? Medscape's current compensation report is based on its sixth annual survey. Have things changed for physicians since the first one in 2011?
  • Can Denmark Teach Us Something About Healthcare? It's called 'hygge,' a state of overall well-being that, combined with an efficient healthcare system, makes the Danes some of the happiest people on the planet. Is it time to copy their formula?
  • What the SOTU Says to America’s Physicians The State of the Union address covered healthcare; but this physician says the priorities were somewhat off.
  • Will 'Value Vehicle' Drive Cancer Costs Down?   Drs Lowell Schnipper and John Marshall kick the tires of ASCO's 'value vehicle' and assess public response to its 60-day test drive, as part of the 2015 Ruesch Symposium.
  • How Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Are Reshaping Ophthalmology Medicare reimbursement for common ophthalmology procedures will be cut 19%-68% in 2016 and 2017, in addition to many cuts in 2015. Here's the rationale and how ophthalmologists are likely to respond.
  • Hospital Medicine: 2015 Clinical and Practice Changers What were the biggest stories in hospital medicine in 2015?
  • Still Think A Single-Payer System Is Best? Read This First Government-run healthcare for all, a cause célèbre of many physicians, may sound ideal, but countries with strict central planning face realities that few US doctors and patients would like.
  • A Single-Payer System: Best for Doctors and Patients Alike? Despite much animosity toward Obamacare, few politicians have offered a viable alternative. Is that because a single-payer system is the only one that makes sense? See what your colleagues think.
  • The Death of the Physician Letter When Dr Walton-Shirley receives a patient referral, she is sometimes left guessing why, despite reams of electronic information.
  • Why Doesn't Congress Have Our Back? For all of their talk about improving the quality of care in America, federal legislators may let the Medicare bonus for primary care providers expire at the end of the year.
  • The Worst Healthcare Predictions of the Past 20 Years Leaders from various specialties tell us what the experts got terribly wrong over the last 2 decades.
  • What 9 Key Presidential Candidates Would Do About Healthcare The presidential contenders all have ideas about how they would handle healthcare if they were elected. Find out how their plans and goals differ.
  • Oncologists as a Force for Cancer Prevention?   Dr David Kerr suggests that oncologists combine patient care with public medicine and become a frontline force in advocating for public health and cancer prevention.
  • Seth Bilazarian Signs off from Clinical Practice   After more than 20 years, Dr Bilazarian decides to leave clinical practice and take a job in industry. He reflects on the reasons and his hopes for his new career.
  • Former Head of CMS Berwick Says, 'Things Will Never Go Back' Don Berwick, MD, former head of CMS, talks about the ACA's future; healthcare changes for physicians; burdensome reporting requirements
  • Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2015 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Health 2.0.
  • Should Women Have Fewer Mammograms? What's Right? Testing patients for life-altering diseases like cancer has saved many lives, no doubt. But do the costs of screening outweigh the benefits? For some conditions, many experts are starting to say yes.
  • How Author Malcolm Gladwell Would Fix Healthcare Limit health insurance to catastrophic coverage? Pay for routine care in cash? Give patients enough time with their doctors? Yes, says a famed out-of-the-box thinker. See what your colleagues think.
  • Single-Payer System: Why It Would Save US Healthcare Some healthcare executives still talk of implementing a government-run single-payer system rather than having commercial insurers. Many doctors feel it would be the best thing for US healthcare.
 
 
 
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