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Health Care Cost Drivers: Pharmaceuticals

August 01, 2017

Last week, CPR explored the impact that health care prices have on health care costs—particularly in markets with less competition…

Listening In (With Permission): Dr. Kavita Patel on how to combat the vicious cycle of rising pharmacy costs

July 31, 2017

Suzanne asks Dr. Kavita Patel, a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a practicing primary care physician, the toughest…

Health Care Cost Drivers: Prices

July 25, 2017

For any of us who work in health care – even as benefit managers – one of the questions we…

Listening In (With Permission): Dr. Neel Shah on the state of maternity care

July 24, 2017

Listen as Suzanne calls Dr. Neel Shah, Obstetrician and Professor of Obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, to learn about the issues…

Throwback Thursday: South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes Initiative

July 20, 2017

We all know that the U.S. health care system needs fixing, especially when it comes to cost and access, but…

Listening In (With Permission): François de Brantes on MESA

July 17, 2017

Listen in as Suzanne chats with François de Brantes, Vice President & Director at the Altarum Center for Payment Innovation,…

MYTHBUSTER: Consolidation equals better coordination & outcomes

July 15, 2017

In the movement to population-based payment, payers are finding ways to hold providers accountable for the cost of their patients’…

MYTHBUSTERS: High Prices Mean High Quality Care

July 11, 2017

In an ideal market, a higher price correlates to a better quality product.  When we shop for lightbulbs, for example,…

Listening In (With Permission): Mark Fendrick on the Future of Value-Based Insurance Design

July 10, 2017

Listen as Suzanne dials up Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and General Internist at the University…

Health Care Prices Vary, but Your Costs Don’t Have to

July 06, 2017

Here’s a new take on Goldilocks we bet you’ve never heard before.  After years of fleeing from angry bears, Goldilocks…

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