Excerpts from Michael’s blog, The Examining Table, and entries from The Health Care Blog

The Examining Table

ACOs Vs. MA Shows ‘Grab Them By The Wallet’ Central To Health Reform

It’s hard to read the latest report on Medicare ACOs without feeling a tinge of sadness about what could ave been.

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Not Just A Penn Problem: If Hospitals Really Want To Disclose Care Quality, Here’s A Roadmap

Hospital performance measures need to get beyond the failed report card format and present information in a way that resonates with the public.

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Amputated Feet, Mangled ‘Manhood’ And Which Body Part Will Be Next

Lives ruined by questionable artery clearing surgery and penis enlargement surgery both are connected to one controversial FDA rule.

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Data Democracy! ‘Dr. Google’ (2023) Vs. ‘Every Man His Own Physician’ (1767)

“Every Man His Own Physician,” by Dr. John Theobald, bore an impressive subtitle: ” Being a complete collection of efficacious and approved remedies for every disease”

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Medicare’s “Value” Pay Doesn’t Sync With What Patients Value: Study

Medicare’s value-based payments to hospitals don’t reflect what its beneficiaries value most, which is clinical outcomes.

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