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Guest Post: The Underutilization of Prevention

March 12, 2020

Robert Popovian, Pharm.D., MS. One of the most underutilized ways to reduce medical costs in the U.S. is health care prevention. Unfortunately, politicians choose instead to implement draconian policies such … Continued


Medicare Embraces the ‘Ounce of Prevention’ Philosophy

March 23, 2016

We’ve long maintained that Medicare can be a stronger program, both in terms of protecting the health of its beneficiaries and in improved cost-efficiency, if it did a better job … Continued


The Proliferation of Progress Generated by Medicare Advantage

December 11, 2015

This week the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, representing plans that serve over four million individuals in Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, hosted a congressional briefing … Continued


The Exciting Movement Toward “Person-Centered Care”

May 20, 2015

American healthcare is evolving in ways that are both beneficial and necessary.  With an imperative to move toward a healthcare system that offers both high quality and cost-efficiency, the answer … Continued


Medicine, Exercise and the Importance of Patient Adherence

July 18, 2014

(This month, the Healthcare Leadership Council sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing on the importance of patient adherence in improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.  The briefing featured expert perspectives … Continued


Our Veterans Deserve Better

January 31, 2014

Last year, the book “Best Care Anywhere:  Why VA Health Care Would Work Better for Everyone” entered its third printing.  The book tells of a Veterans Administration healthcare system that, … Continued


Healthcare Leaders Meet the Press

January 7, 2014

Let’s give credit to “Meet the Press” for choosing to address healthcare in its January 5 installment by turning to actual health industry leaders instead of the usual Washington, D.C. … Continued


The Truth About Wellness

December 22, 2013

Posting a summary of the remarks offered by one of its recent featured speakers, the secretary-treasurer of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, the National Press Club headlined its synopsis … Continued


Guest Post: What Drives Engagement in Workplace Wellness Programs — Carrots or Sticks?

December 18, 2013

(The following post was authored by Colin Watts, President of Weight Watchers Health Solutions.  Weight Watchers is a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council.) In our conversations with employers, we’re … Continued


Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man Need Not Apply

January 30, 2012

If you smoke tobacco, you’re not going to be hired for a job by the Baylor Health Care System.  For that matter, you don’t need to waste time filling out … Continued