Checking up on hospitals makes them perform better
Measuring safety might actually improve it. Unfortunately, those improvements fade away when the measurement is over.
Narrow networks can be a real problem for kids
Narrow networks are a real concern in the ACA marketplaces, but much more for kids than many think.
Referral patterns and hospital-owned physician practices
We have to make policy line up with the changes we'd like to see
If we want to see research implemented well in the real world with effects we can see, we need to focus on making policy consistent with the studies we do, focusing on the populations where the benefits will likely be seen.
Explaining the growth in Medicare Advantage
We've entered an era in which predicting Medicare Advantage growth has become difficult and more speculative.
Traditional Medicare is cheaper
OK, you knew that already. But what are the implications for access to care?
Increasing evidence that sugar-sweetened beverage taxes work
In Mexico, not only did a sugar-sweetened beverage tax work, it appears to be working more as time goes on.
Adverse Drug Events
Population health can be improved with proper planning and honest assessments
It can sometimes feel like there's nothing we can do to improve population health. That's just not true.