Highlights of the Month, Latest News
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
September 24, 2014. In this article, Treniese Polk, CHPRE Project Manager, discusses the Ebola epidemic, gives context for the patient experience in a health system of a developing country, and explains how infectious diseases thrive under the climate and conditions of developing health systems, thus propelling epidemics. At the close of the article, Polk proposes forward-thinking strategies to combat future epidemics.
For the full article click here.
Health Reform, Latest News
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Sept. 22, 2014, Bristol, TN. Len Nichols moderated a panel at the event sponsored by Wellmont Health Systems, Appalachian School of Law, and the Sorenesen Institute for Political Leadership at UVA. The topic was entitled “From Policy to Implementation with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: How do We Get There?” To read more about the event click here
Health Reform, Hot Topics, Latest News, Newsroom
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Len Nichols recently joined other health policy experts at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health to discuss recent court decisions about legality of subsidies in state marketplaces. Watch video here.
Latest News, Presentations
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Len Nichols conducted a Virginia Medicaid Webinar , Tracking Revenue Flows of the ACA for Virginia, on September 9th, for the Virginia Health Information Network (VHIN).
The VHIN is an online learning community administered by the Virginia Center for Health Innovation. You must join in order to access the webinar, which is free. Creating a profile
takes just a few minutes. Once you are logged in to the Network, you can access the webinar page via the “Announcements” section at the top of your member home page, or under “Learn” in the top navigation. To join click here
Health Reform, Hot Topics, Hot Topics, Newsroom
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
How Much Is Obamacare Raising Your Insurance
Rate? Depends on Which State You Live In.
“I put the most credence in what insurers do, not what they say,” said Nichols. “I see United [Healthcare] and others entering exchanges they avoided in 2014. This is a collective judgment that these markets are working, contradicting the cassandras once again. Rather loudly, actually. Actions don’t lie, or spin.”
Read the article here.
Health Reform, Hot Topics, Latest News
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Is it Time for Comprehensive Competitive Pricing in Medicare?
One of the most promising options to address the serious financial problems Medicare faces is comprehensive competitive pricing (CCP). Under CCP, the Medicare program accepts bids for the entitlement benefit package, and then uses those risk-adjusted bids to determine the government’s contribution to a basic set of benefits. On Monday, June 9th, at the ARM in San Diego, the panelists will describe CCP and its effects on the fairness and efficiency of the Medicare program, discussing the economic and political implications of this major reform.
• Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School
• Robert Coulam, Simmons College School of Management
• Len Nichols, George Mason University
Chair: Bryan Dowd, University of Minnesota
Additional info click here