A couple of years ago, when the idea of further consolidating Texas’ health and human services agencies was being discussed, I did some analysis of what a fully consolidated Texas HHS agency would look like compared to the other biggest agencies in the state. Now that a variation of this idea is being implemented, at … Read moreTexas Health and Human Services agency consolidation in perspective
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a study that reported on the analysis of Medicare expenditures at the end of life. Consistent with the conventional wisdom, the cost of care in the last year of life is much higher for those who died during 2014 than for those beneficiaries who survived through the whole year. Less … Read moreMedicare spending for beneficiaries who died in 2014 was negatively correlated with age
Aetna recently announced that they would no longer be offering products on most of the health insurance exchanges, beginning in 2017. This follows a similar announcement by United Health Care from earlier in the year. Although comprehensive data are not available on health insurance exchange enrollment by carrier, the health plans themselves have individually released their … Read moreIs it significant that Aetna is withdrawing from numerous health insurance exchanges?
Today the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a report on the use of Health Information Exchange (HIE) in support of emergency services, both daily emergency operations and disaster response scenarios. This report was developed for ONC by Audacious Inquiry and Waterloo Research and Consulting, both consulting firms focusing on … Read moreONC Report Published with WRC Contribution
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