Recently I sat down to write a short comment on the recent HHS plan to tackle one aspect of rising pharmaceutical prices. In trying to comprehend this one small piece of our healthcare economy juggernaut, I was impressed yet again by the complexity of moving parts. Anyone who tells you they know what will happen […]
It is my pleasure to provide an end-of-the-year update on the state of the Benjamin Rush Institute’s chapters. I am thrilled to report that BRI is strong and growing. Two new chapters have been added this academic year alone, and we have seven chapters actively exploring membership. These developing chapters include one nursing program and […]
Health care has emerged as a top issue for voters in the upcoming mid-term election, playing a prominent role in many House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. Many health-related measures are even on ballots in several states. Political ads, highlighting popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, […]
Few things in the healthcare market can be as potentially disruptive as retail clinics, and for that reason so much attention is focused on them. A recent survey showed that 91 percent of patients who used a retail clinic reported that they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their visit. With retail clinics being called […]
The leading barrier reported to making prices transparent was discouragement from another practice, hospital, or insurance company. The findings of this preliminary study may help guide medical practices in designing and implementing price transparency strategies.