Improving health care, its quality and affordability is everyone’s responsibility and everyone has a role to play.
Listen To Dr. Strickland’s Commin Sense Health Fix Insights
Start cutting through the political hype around healtg reform by listening to real people on the front line: the patients and doctors on the frontline. Start by listening in here to Dr. Mike Strickland, who is making […]
Health Savings Should Start With Misdirected “Quality” Standards
Well-intentioned but misdirected “quality@ and safety regulations and third party imposed credentialing, rating and quality standards drive up operating costs of hospitals, physicians and other health providers, payers and plan sponsors. See e.g., here. Beyond […]
House Set To Vote on Phase 1 of Health Care Reform 2017 Thursday
Congress is scheduled to vote on American Health Care Act on Thursday. See here. The first package of the reforms Republicans are pursuing to repeal or reform the Obamacare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]
ACA Repeal & Replace Debate Heats Up
How will Rrpublican health reforms change tax subsidies?
Keep Your Holidays Happy: Be Safe!!!
Nothing ruins a great holiday or other party, celebration or vacation than the tragedy of an, accidental injury, death or other loss.
Help your employees, family and friends avoid having an avoidable accident run their holiday fun by sharing this poem from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).
Speak Up Now On Health Reform 2017
Voters’ election of President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Majority put health care reform squarely back on the table even as leaders debate if repeal or reform, and if reform, what reform Americans want.
OIG Says CMS Mismanaged HealthCare.gov ACA Federal Marketplace Implementation
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other public and private organizations should use key lessons for the successful design and deployment of website and other operating systems revealed in a report of the findings of the Department of Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation into what lead to the notoriously poor launch and other problems in the Healthcare.gov health insurance marketplace website and operating system that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) directed HHS to establish and administer to facilitate the purchase of private insurance by citizens living in states that declined to establish a state health insurance marketplace in response to ACA.
According to just released OIG Report OEI-06-14-00350, “many missteps” committed by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lead to the widespread crashes of the Healthcare.gov website and other widespread problems with the Healthcare.gov enrollment tools necessary for millions of Americans to enroll in new health insurance coverage options created as part of the ACA. The report not only helps to explain what went wrong, but also provides key insights for HHS as well as other public and private organizations of common management issues that often derail the design and deployment of website or other technologies required to execute key organizational goals.
Physician Feedback To CMS On Health Care Reforms
Solutions Law Press, Inc. is delighted to share the following reprint of An Open Letter To Andly Slavitt, Acting Administrator, CMS e from Michael Koriwchak, M.D., Vice President, The Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation “Many of […]
Health care Quality: Different Meaning For Care Vs. Coverage
By: Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Publisher, Solutions Law Press, Inc.; Executive Director, PROJECT COPE: Coalition on Patient Empowerment & Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Policy American patients and their families need to be careful about mindlessly making […]