What Medicare Beneficiaries Need to Know about Part D Open Enrollment

October 26, 2012

The Medicare Part D Open Enrollment period began on October 15 and will continue through December 7.  When the Part D program began, the Healthcare Leadership Council created the Medicare … Continued

The Impending IPAB Deadline

October 24, 2012

After the new Congress takes its oath of office in January, it will have no shortage of big issues on its plate.  Among them should be a reconsideration of the … Continued

Comparative Effectiveness and the “Average” Patient

October 23, 2012

Comparative effectiveness research has the potential to bring great value to the U.S. healthcare system One of the key components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, research evaluating … Continued

Medicare Part D: The Successes and the Challenges

October 15, 2012

The Medicare Part D prescription drug program open enrollment season begins today, October 15, and runs until December 7.  This is the time all beneficiaries should be reviewing their current … Continued

Are Smartphones Leading to Smarter Healthcare?

October 12, 2012

A topic of conversation for years in health policy circles involved how to get patients and consumers more personally engaged in their own healthcare.  We’ve held the conviction for quite … Continued

Dr. Villalobos’s Story

October 2, 2012

This month, a guest editorial in the Odessa (TX) American spoke volumes about the state of medical liability laws in the United States, a patchwork quilt of vastly different liability … Continued