Defining What ‘Defined Contributions’ Means For Work-Based Health Insurance
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Washington Post article http://www.washingtonpost.com asked: ”What if employers started giving workers a chunk of cash to buy health insurance on their own instead of offering them a cha...
Big Data Treasure Trove From Routine Medical Checkups
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Health care teams demand nurses with doctorate degrees
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Press of Atlantic City article http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com * noted: “ When open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplaces closed earlier this year, more than 7.1 million Am...
For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an NPR story http://www.npr.org * noted: “Many of us get confused by claims of how much the risk of a heart attack, for example, might be reduced by taking medicine for it. And doctors can...
Scale of medical decisions shifts to offer varied balances of power
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Los Angeles Times article http://www.latimes.com * noted: “Patients never used to worry about making healthcare decisions. They didn't have to. Their doctors made just about all of their...
Clashing visions on medical care practice prove to be hurdle
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Modern Healthcare article http://www.modernhealthcare.com * noted: “Clashing visions of how physicians should practice medicine in the 21st century bubble beneath the surface of nearly e...
Fee-for-service thwarts value-based care's intention
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Modern Healthcare article http://www.modernhealthcare.com * noted: ”Society wants the healthcare system to improve the population's overall health while caring for the sick at a lower ov...
Waste, errors in health care remain huge issues, experts agree
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Politico article http://www.politico.com * noted: “Despite health care industry concerns about wasteful and unnecessary care, it’s nearly impossible for patients to overrule their doctor...
Chemo Costs In U.S. Driven Higher By Shift To Hospital Outpatient Facilities
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “The price of cancer drugs has doubled in the past decade, with the average brand-name cancer drug in the U.S. co...
Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “A new study gives ammunition to what health economists and health insurers have argued for years: When hospitals...