Monthly Archives: April 2015

Why the Surprise? Uncompensated Care and the Sunshine State

I’ve been a bit baffled by the kerfuffle around the end of the low-income pool in Florida. When people lack insurance coverage but nonetheless find themselves at a hospital in need of care, bills often go unpaid or paid only

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Is MIPS the New SGR?

Amidst all of the celebration, for no one is truly sorry to see the SGR go, it is worth taking a step back and considering what we got in its place. MIPS  ̶  the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System – sounds

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Why Should I, A Self-Professed Health Policy Nerd, Care About the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement?

Trade negotiations are the stuff of legend around here – high stakes politics and international business, all transacted behind closed doors with the strictest of confidentiality measures in place.  That said, I don’t always pay them much attention.  This time

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Posted in Biosimilars, Pharmaceuticals