The era of big data is changing our research paradigm from one that begins with a theory to one that simply crunches large amounts of data to see what correlations emerge.
The simple math of health insurance says it takes about 75% of a population to enroll in order to get enough healthy people in to cover the cost of the sick; this is the problem of ObamaCare and the conundrum for Republicans.
The continued push for price transparency is a good thing, but requirements on providers must be matched with similar obligations of payers.
A recent amendment floated by House Republicans attempts to provide short-term stability to the individual market, but also provides a lesson in ‘confounding variables.’
New data reaffirms the bifurcation in per capita healthcare spending between those who are healthy and those who are not, underscoring the political difficulty in finding solutions.
West Virginia and Florida introduce bills to repeal their CON laws, reflecting a core debate on the role of markets vs. government in healthcare.
Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.