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Ensuring Quality Of Life To The End

May 22, 2017

As the value-based approach to healthcare delivery is gaining momentum, the focus on end-of-life care has moved towards center stage.  The benefits of palliative care and advance directives have proven … Continued


Diving into Genomics at Datapalooza

May 3, 2017

I had the privilege of moderating a panel at Datapalooza – the annual gathering of hundreds of leaders in health data innovation — that focused on innovations in genomic science, … Continued


The Power in Planning Ahead

April 17, 2017

Now that most of us have filed our taxes for 2016, this is an opportune time to review our health planning with the same level of attention.  There is a … Continued


The Mythology of Safe, Cheap Drugs from Canada

February 24, 2017

In January, the U.S. Senate rejected legislation, as it has multiple times in the past, which would have allowed the importation of prescription drugs from Canada.  Apparently believing that a … Continued


Walden Discussed Repeal and Replace Strategies at HLC Meeting

January 26, 2017

On January 24 at a dinner hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Council for its members, U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), the new chairman of the influential House Energy and Commerce … Continued


Expert Perspectives on an Uncertain Health Policy Future

December 5, 2016

As speculation heats up over how the new Trump administration and Congress will address healthcare in 2017, your time would be well spent viewing this Yahoo Finance video interview with … 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In the new era of healthcare in which value-based care is steadily pushing aside the fee-for-service model, outdated rules and regulations continue to hinder the progress of healthcare reform.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


Patients Need Both Innovation and Accountability

September 29, 2016

Let’s begin this post by stipulating the concept behind the creation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is both sound and important. CMMI was created as part … Continued


The Challenge of Assessing Value in a Value-Based Healthcare System

September 21, 2016

The Healthcare Leadership Council released its National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation (NDHI) policy recommendations earlier this year. One of the core policy reforms we advocate involves concrete steps to speed … 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