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Looking at Physician Training Through a Wide(r) Angle Lens

July 27, 2021

Historically medical school curricula have, for the most part, revolved around the actual practice of medicine and not the business aspects that will also affect a physician’s work life and … Continued


Merck for Mothers Continues to Advance Maternal Health Equity

April 30, 2021

In a nation where Black women are disproportionately impacted by maternal mortality; Merck for Mothers has committed to understanding women’s experiences in order to improve the quality of maternity care. … Continued


The Extraordinary Pandemic Efforts You Didn’t See

March 19, 2021

America is well aware of the heroic work performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by physicians, nurses and other front line healthcare professionals, tirelessly handling a rapidly escalating number of cases … Continued


An Innovative Approach in Minnesota to Close the Gap Between Mental Health Needs and Treatment

February 25, 2021

It has always been important to improve access to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.  Now it’s imperative. Even before the arrival of COVID-19, national numbers raised serious … Continued


Addressing the Unintended Consequences of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

October 12, 2016

In the new era of healthcare in which value-based care is steadily pushing aside the fee-for-service model, outdated rules and regulations continue to hinder the progress of healthcare reform. The … Continued


Let the Public Option Rest in Peace

August 24, 2016

Most will remember that one of the most spirited debates during congressional consideration of the Affordable Care Act, back in the early days of the Obama administration, concerned the proposed … Continued


Campaigns, Honesty and the Future of Medicare

August 17, 2016

It’s like a bad rerun, but one with real consequences.  Every two years, some political candidates and the interest groups that support them decide the best way to boost their … Continued


A Decade of Proving Critics Wrong

July 27, 2016

As it was enacted into law in 2003, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, which would come to be known as Medicare Part D, had no shortage of critics.  A New … Continued


The Trustees Report and the Need for Action

June 22, 2016

On a day in which the House Republicans are announcing their alternative health reform plan, House Democrats are staging a sit-in over gun laws, and the presumptive presidential nominees are … Continued


Utilizing Technology to Propel Precision Medicine Forward

April 4, 2016

As we’ve seen, there has been a steadily increasing level of discussion and enthusiasm surrounding precision medicine.  The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) has remained engaged in this conversation, given the … Continued