Even Hospitals Are Confused About Healthcare Costs

Great story on The Take Away today about how the ACA is pushing health providers to move away from fee for service to quality based pricing and what exactly does that mean? Share this, please:

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Conversations about the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic in the US

Here & Now started a series of conversations about the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic that is hitting many parts of the country. Part 1: Heroin Claims Two Sons in one Massachusetts Family Host Robin Young talks with a mother from Massachusetts who is part of a movement to treat addiction as a health issue, and not a moral failure. Read/hear it …

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Consumer Confidence Project report is released

We Can Do Better participated on the steering committee of the Consumer Confidence Project which is housed at the Oregon Public Health Institute. Read the report that assesses Oregon CCOs for transparency and customer experience here. Share this, please:

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As I See It: The war on health inequity

It is rather sobering to think that despite our outstanding natural and human resources, and our youthful optimism, our nation has won very few wars since its independence. Surely, we won significant skirmishes against Mexico and Spain, and the legendary “greatest generation” won us WWII. We won the war against Native Americans, but are now ashamed to brag about it. …

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Primary Care Providers’ Views of Recent Trends in Health Care Delivery and Payment

A new survey from The Commonwealth Fund and The Kaiser Family Foundation asked primary care providers—physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants—about their experiences with and reactions to recent changes in health care delivery and payment. Providers’ views are generally positive regarding the impact of health information technology on quality of care, but they are more divided on the increased use …

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