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Healthy Skeptic

By Kevin Roche
The Healthy Skeptic podcast provides general information about health care and the health system. It is produced by Kevin Roche, who has many years of experience working in the health industry. Mr. Roche is available to assist health care companies through consulting arrangements and may be reached via email at khroche@healthy-skeptic.com
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some coronavirus numbers
call your legislators and tell them to end this insanity
04:57
May 9, 2020
coronavirus status
General information available at www.healthy-skeptic.com
06:33
May 5, 2020
Coronavirus basics
The website has a ton of information and a google search will get you a lot more.  www.healthy-skeptic.com
04:57
May 5, 2020
coronavirus
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/24/drug-rebates/
04:01
March 26, 2020
national health expenditures
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/24/drug-rebates/
03:19
March 26, 2020
drug prices
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/24/drug-rebates/
03:54
March 26, 2020
mental illness and Medicare spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/23/mental-health-and-total-spending-in-medicare-patients/
03:37
March 26, 2020
more coronavirus talk
written post on the site.
04:55
March 22, 2020
financial incentives
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/20/financial-incentives-and-consumer-behavior/
02:35
March 22, 2020
MedPac Part Tres
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/19/the-rest-of-the-medpac-report-to-congress/
03:16
March 22, 2020
medPac
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/18/more-from-medpacs-annual-report-to-congress-2/
03:07
March 22, 2020
MedPAC report
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/17/medpac-report-to-congress-3/
03:21
March 22, 2020
cost of drug development
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/16/cost-of-developing-a-new-drug/
03:11
March 22, 2020
life-sustaining care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/13/life-sustaining-orders-and-end-of-life-care/
03:09
March 22, 2020
virus common sense
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/09/some-common-sense-on-the-virus/
04:17
March 12, 2020
drug pricing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/12/drug-price-trends/
03:42
March 12, 2020
national helath spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/11/34996/
02:53
March 12, 2020
spending by condition
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/10/spending-by-condition/
04:29
March 12, 2020
drug company profitability
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/06/profitability-of-drug-companies/
03:12
March 6, 2020
helping doctors with medication adherence
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/05/aiding-physicians-in-improving-medication-adherence/
03:16
March 6, 2020
school choice
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/04/school-choice-programs-effect-on-public-schools/
03:40
March 6, 2020
bipartisan reform
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/18/a-bipartisan-proposal-for-health-reform/
03:52
March 3, 2020
employer plan spending through 2018
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/17/hcci-2018-report-on-health-spending-for-employer-health-plans/
04:31
March 3, 2020
physician management styles
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/14/physician-management-styles-and-patient-outcomes/
04:02
March 3, 2020
health economists change the health system
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/19/economists-fix-the-health-system/
03:59
March 3, 2020
dug company payments to doctors
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/03/drug-company-payments-to-manufacturers/
03:41
March 3, 2020
hospitals and charity care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/20/profitable-non-profit-hospitals-and-charity-care/
02:56
March 2, 2020
mobile portal for diabetes
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/21/a-mobile-health-portal-and-diabetes-care/
02:56
March 2, 2020
2019 drug trend report
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/24/the-2019-express-scripts-drug-trend-report/
03:22
March 2, 2020
patient assessment of physicians
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/25/patient-assessment-of-physician-is-unrelated-to-race-or-gender/
03:15
March 2, 2020
physician practice acquistions
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/26/who-is-buying-physician-practices/  
03:57
March 2, 2020
specialty consultations
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/27/specialist-referrals-during-a-hospitalization/
03:38
March 2, 2020
high deductible plan enrollee utilization
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/03/02/utilization-by-high-deductible-plan-enrollees/
03:42
March 2, 2020
concentration in health spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/28/concentration-in-health-spending-in-2017/
04:43
February 28, 2020
digital health
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/13/ama-report-on-use-of-digital-health/
03:39
February 14, 2020
price variation
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/12/understanding-the-effect-of-price-variation/
04:08
February 14, 2020
reference based pricing for drugs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/11/adjustment-to-drug-reference-pricing/
03:25
February 12, 2020
medical homes
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/10/patient-centered-medical-homes/
03:21
February 12, 2020
ACO primary care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/07/out-of-network-primary-care-in-acos/
02:39
February 12, 2020
who pays for and gets health services
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/06/who-gets-and-who-pays-for-health-care/
04:30
February 8, 2020
malpractice and quality
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/05/more-malpractice-exposure-does-not-equal-better-care/
02:50
February 8, 2020
benefit design and utilization
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/04/how-consumers-health-utilization-varies-depending-on-benefit-design/
04:12
February 4, 2020
detailing of physicians
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/02/03/drug-company-detailing-of-physicians/
03:17
February 4, 2020
electronic transactions
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/31/caqh-report-on-electronic-transactions-in-health-care/
03:37
February 4, 2020
predicting hospitalizations
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/30/ehr-data-to-predict-hospitalization-risk/
03:06
January 30, 2020
physician selection of patients
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/29/physician-preferences-for-certain-patients/
04:25
January 30, 2020
out of network billing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/28/out-of-network-billing/
03:56
January 30, 2020
beneficiary savings in MA
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/27/medicare-advantage-savings-for-beneficiaries/
03:23
January 30, 2020
cancer treatment in hospital outpatient depts
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/24/oncology-drug-costs-and-site-of-service/
03:10
January 26, 2020
car-t therapy costs
see written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/23/early-results-on-car-t-therapy-in-medicare-patients/
03:31
January 26, 2020
ma hospital quality
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/22/hospital-quality-in-ma-plans/
03:26
January 26, 2020
single payer costs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/17/decision-aids-effect-on-treatment-choices/
03:37
January 26, 2020
decision aids
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/17/decision-aids-effect-on-treatment-choices/
02:49
January 26, 2020
venture capital activity in 2019
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/16/venture-capital-activity-in-2019/
04:28
January 26, 2020
administrative expenses
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/15/administrative-costs-in-canada-and-the-us/
04:36
January 16, 2020
broad networks
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/14/what-consumers-will-pay-for-a-broad-network-health-plan/
03:47
January 16, 2020
bundled payments
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/13/bundled-payment-research/
02:51
January 16, 2020
clinical decision support
written post at *https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/10/automated-clinical-decision-support/
03:08
January 13, 2020
superutilizer patient management
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/09/intensive-management-of-super-utilizer-patients/
04:01
January 13, 2020
private and public payer hospital rates
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/08/public-and-private-payer-hospital-rate-trends/
03:56
January 8, 2020
medicare spending trends
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/07/medicare-spending-trends/
03:34
January 8, 2020
peer influence on product diffusion
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/06/peer-influences-on-diffusion-of-new-treatments/
03:43
January 8, 2020
hospital consolidation and quality
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/03/hospital-quality-and-consolidation/
02:44
January 5, 2020
minnesota health care spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2020/01/02/health-spending-in-minnesota/
04:43
January 5, 2020
looking forward to 2020
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/30/2020-already-how-did-that-happen/
04:17
December 31, 2019
the decade in health care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/27/the-decade-in-health-care/
03:38
December 31, 2019
high cost patients
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/23/hbr-on-managing-expensive-patients/
03:56
December 23, 2019
statistics in oncology trials
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/20/statistical-uncertainty-in-oncology/
04:16
December 23, 2019
high cost hospitals
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/19/hospital-costs-and-payments/
04:17
December 19, 2019
housing vouchers
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/18/housing-vouchers-and-health-spending/
03:37
December 19, 2019
ma chart reviews
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/17/oig-report-on-medicare-advantage-risk-scoring/
03:45
December 17, 2019
advance planning
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/16/the-effect-of-advance-planning-directives-on-end-of-life-care/
03:06
December 17, 2019
medicare advantage plan switching
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/13/medicare-advantage-member-plan-switching/
03:16
December 13, 2019
deloitte consumer survey
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/12/global-consumer-health-care-survey/
03:46
December 13, 2019
high deductible plans and diabetes
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/11/high-deductible-plans-and-diabetes-treatment/
03:31
December 11, 2019
specialist payments
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/10/specialist-physician-payment-method-and-outcomes/
03:13
December 10, 2019
national health spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/09/national-health-spending-in-2018/
04:50
December 10, 2019
medical cost trend
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/06/willistowerswatson-report-on-global-medical-trends/
03:19
December 6, 2019
rural access to specialists
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/05/specialist-access-for-rural-patients/
03:57
December 5, 2019
ma spillovers
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/03/medicare-spillover-effects/
03:03
December 5, 2019
patient reported information
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com
03:16
December 3, 2019
life expectancy
written post here https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/12/02/life-expectancy-in-the-last-60-years/
03:38
December 2, 2019
ideology in research
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/25/ideology-and-research/
04:50
December 2, 2019
price transparency rules
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/22/health-cost-transparency-rules/
03:38
November 26, 2019
retail drug prices
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/21/retail-drug-pricing-trends/
04:15
November 26, 2019
medical device purchasing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/20/single-source-medical-device-purchasing-savings/
03:52
November 20, 2019
medicare annual wellness visits
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/19/effects-of-medicares-annual-wellness-visit/
03:42
November 20, 2019
quality programs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/18/have-all-our-quality-programs-accomplished-anything/
03:48
November 18, 2019
end of life care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/15/end-of-life-care-in-icus/
03:53
November 18, 2019
HAC reductions
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/14/hospital-acquired-infection-reductions/
04:24
November 14, 2019
OECD report
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/13/oecd-health-report/
03:15
November 14, 2019
readmission reduction program
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/12/more-on-the-reality-of-hospital-readmission-reductions/
03:48
November 12, 2019
payment method for specialists
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/11/specialist-care-of-chronic-disease-patients/
02:49
November 12, 2019
provider consolidation and Medicare
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/08/provider-consolidations-impacts-on-medicare-and-medicare-beneficiaries/
03:41
November 12, 2019
effects of cost-sharing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/07/responses-to-cost-sharing-by-low-income-patients/
04:30
November 8, 2019
340B program profits
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/06/hospital-340b-profits/
02:59
November 7, 2019
aco savings
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/05/medicare-shared-savings-program-analysis/
03:08
November 7, 2019
provider consolidation
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/04/responses-to-provider-consolidation/
04:25
November 5, 2019
mercer on benefits
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/11/01/mercer-on-employer-health-benefits/
03:21
November 1, 2019
functional medicine
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/31/results-from-a-functional-model-of-care/
02:46
November 1, 2019
clinician burnout
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/30/physician-burnout-3/
02:53
October 30, 2019
massachusetts cost control
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/29/massachusetts-report-on-health-cost-drivers/
04:28
October 30, 2019
persistent high-spenders
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/28/persistent-high-cost-patients/
03:33
October 29, 2019
specialists in ACOs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/25/specialist-participation-in-acos/
03:22
October 29, 2019
national health spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/24/national-health-spending-reports-from-altarum/
03:52
October 24, 2019
pbms and Part D
written post here https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/23/pharmacy-benefit-managers-in-medicare-part-d/
03:27
October 23, 2019
regulatory burdens
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/22/mgma-report-on-regulatory-burdens/
03:06
October 22, 2019
fraud and abuse rule changes
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/21/revisions-to-the-fraud-and-abuse-rules/
03:17
October 21, 2019
cardiac testing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/18/trends-in-cardiac-testing-in-medicare/
04:05
October 21, 2019
MA plans and home health quality
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/17/quality-of-home-health-agencies-used-by-medicare-advantage-plans/
03:52
October 17, 2019
price transparency
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/16/providers-responses-to-price-transparency/
03:02
October 16, 2019
comprehensive care management
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com
03:07
October 15, 2019
waste in US health spending
written post here https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/14/waste-in-the-us-health-system/
04:47
October 14, 2019
GAO audit of CMS quality measures
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/11/gao-report-on-medicares-quality-measures/
03:13
October 14, 2019
accuracy of records of physician activities
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/10/did-doctors-really-do-what-the-records-say-they-did/
03:34
October 14, 2019
aco performance
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/09/medicare-aco-performance-3/
03:21
October 14, 2019
nurse prescribing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/08/nurse-practitioner-prescribing-authority/
03:27
October 14, 2019
ma plans and competition
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/07/competition-and-medicare-advantage-plan-quality/
04:14
October 7, 2019
payment levels and access
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/04/level-of-physician-payment-and-access-in-medicaid/
03:41
October 7, 2019
patient experience measures
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/03/validity-of-patient-reported-experience-measures/
03:51
October 3, 2019
employer health plans
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/02/the-kff-employer-sponsored-health-benefits-report/
04:51
October 3, 2019
end of life care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/10/01/the-cost-of-intensive-end-of-life-care/
03:20
October 3, 2019
diseases in different countries
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/30/variations-in-disease-and-outcomes-across-countries/
03:15
September 30, 2019
administrative costs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/27/administrative-costs-in-the-us-health-care-system/
03:51
September 30, 2019
hospital concentration
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/26/hospital-market-concentration-prices-and-utilization/
04:03
September 30, 2019
medicaid drug spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/25/medicaid-medication-costs/
03:39
September 30, 2019
hospital coding
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/24/hospital-costs-and-coding/
03:59
September 24, 2019
physician practice patterns
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/23/primary-care-physician-practice-patterns-and-patient-outcomes/
05:00
September 24, 2019
hospital administered drugs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/20/hospital-drug-price-markups/
03:07
September 24, 2019
physician drug rep interactions
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/19/physician-drug-rep-interactions/
04:02
September 19, 2019
ma plan admin costs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/18/medicare-advantage-plan-administrative-costs/
03:43
September 19, 2019
hospital star ratings
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/17/hospital-star-ratings/
03:18
September 19, 2019
ma spillovers
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/16/medicare-advantage-spillover-effects-to-traditional-medicare/
03:10
September 19, 2019
mobile health
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/13/mobile-health-2/
03:20
September 19, 2019
price transparency
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/12/price-transparency-and-value-based-purchasing/
03:30
September 19, 2019
diffusion of medical knowledge
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com
03:38
September 11, 2019
skilled nursing facility star ratings and outcomes
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com
03:17
September 10, 2019
Medicare and private health plan use of post-acute care
written post is at https://healthy-skeptic.com
04:09
September 9, 2019
one hospital system's abuse of market power
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com
02:34
September 6, 2019
value based purchasing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com
03:27
September 6, 2019
practice size and outcomes
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/05/physician-group-characteristics-and-patient-outcomes/
04:02
September 5, 2019
risk adjusting hospital payments
written post is at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/04/risk-adjusting-health-care-payments/
04:04
September 5, 2019
RVU committees
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/09/03/physicians-and-the-relative-value-committees/
04:00
September 3, 2019
drug pricing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/30/crazy-drug-pricing-again/
02:55
September 3, 2019
association of education and cause of death
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/29/association-of-education-level-race-and-cause-of-death/
03:50
September 3, 2019
medical homes and chronic disease patients
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/28/medical-homes-and-patients-with-chronic-diseases/
02:58
August 28, 2019
unintended HRRP consequences
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/27/unintended-consequences-of-hospital-readmissions-reduction-program/
03:37
August 27, 2019
relative risk of Medicare beneficiaries
written post here https://healthy-skeptic.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=34463&action=edit
04:16
August 27, 2019
health spending and social spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/22/is-there-a-relationship-between-social-and-health-spending/
05:00
August 23, 2019
physicians and risk assessment
written blog at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/23/how-good-is-physician-assessment-of-risk/
04:27
August 23, 2019
employee health costs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/21/trends-in-consumer-costs-related-to-health-care-coverage/
04:13
August 21, 2019
large employer health care trends
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/20/large-employer-health-benefits-survey/
04:38
August 20, 2019
hospital quality rating systems
written post at https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/new/library
03:57
August 19, 2019
defective psychology research
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/16/defective-research-in-psychology/
02:39
August 16, 2019
commercial hospital price trends
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/15/commercial-plan-hospital-price-trends/
03:45
August 15, 2019
research designs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/14/interrupted-time-series-experimental-designs/
03:20
August 14, 2019
drug cost-sharing assistance programs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/13/patient-drug-payment-assistance-programs/
04:12
August 14, 2019
rural ACOs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/12/acos-for-rural-and-underserved-areas/
04:00
August 13, 2019
health insurer profits
Written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/09/profitability-of-private-health-insurers/
05:48
August 9, 2019
defective health research
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/08/defective-health-research/
04:14
August 8, 2019
malpractice liability
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/07/the-effects-of-malpractice-liability/
03:21
August 7, 2019
self-funded plans
written post here https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/06/self-funded-health-plans/
03:47
August 6, 2019
medicaid managed care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/05/medicaid-managed-care-plans/
03:49
August 5, 2019
monopsony power in health care
written post at  https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/08/01/buyer-purchasing-power-in-health-care/
05:00
August 1, 2019
primary care spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/26/primary-care-spending/
03:41
August 1, 2019
milliman 2019 medical cost index
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/29/the-2019-milliman-medical-index/
05:00
August 1, 2019
generic drug prices
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/30/generic-drug-pricing/
03:56
August 1, 2019
dementia cost to Medicare
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/31/costs-of-dementia-to-medicare/
03:51
August 1, 2019
employer health insurance
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/25/employer-sponsored-health-insurance/
03:40
July 25, 2019
[persistently high cost patients
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/24/persistently-high-cost-patients/
04:40
July 24, 2019
Alternative quality contract results in Massachusetts
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/23/eight-years-experience-with-an-alternative-reimbursement-method/
03:40
July 23, 2019
age and health spending
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/22/the-relationship-of-proximity-to-death-and-health-spending/
04:10
July 22, 2019
use of biosimilars
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/19/how-much-money-would-more-use-of-biosimilars-save/
02:47
July 21, 2019
reference pricing
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/18/reference-pricing-effects/
04:19
July 21, 2019
capitated physician reimbursement
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/17/effect-of-a-capitated-primary-care-payment-method-on-quality-and-cost/
03:26
July 21, 2019
sources of malpractice claims
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/15/sources-of-malpractice-claims/
03:09
July 21, 2019
readmission penalties related to surgeries
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/16/readmission-penalties-and-surgery/
03:53
July 21, 2019
physician recruiting incentives
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/12/physician-recruiting-incentives/
03:53
July 19, 2019
using private plans for public health benefits
Written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/11/using-private-health-plans-for-public-payment-programs/
04:43
July 19, 2019
physicians set the RVUs
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/10/the-rvs-may-not-accurately-reflect-actual-physician-work-time/
04:28
July 19, 2019
physicians as patients
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/09/physicians-as-patients/
04:59
July 9, 2019
ehrs and doctor burnout
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/08/ehrs-and-physician-burnout/
03:27
July 9, 2019
value from more medical spending?
written post at  https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/03/quality-outcome-adjusted-medical-treatment-costs/
04:22
July 9, 2019
internet ratings and physician choice
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=34307&action=edit
04:21
July 2, 2019
hospital pricing to commercial health plans
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/07/01/hospital-pricing-for-commercial-health-plans/
04:25
July 1, 2019
cancer drug pipeline`
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/28/cancer-therapy-pipeline/
03:16
July 1, 2019
computer programs and health decision-making
written post  https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/27/humans-health-care-and-computer-algorithms/
04:46
June 27, 2019
ACOs and Medicare Savings
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/25/acos-and-medicare-savings/
04:30
June 26, 2019
nursing home quality ratings
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/26/report-cards-and-skilled-nursing-facility-quality/
04:16
June 26, 2019
2020 medical cost trend
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/24/pwcs-2020-medical-cost-trend-report/
03:58
June 24, 2019
employer-sponsored health care
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/21/the-employment-based-health-insurance-system/
03:52
June 21, 2019
network performance
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/20/relative-performance-of-provider-network-types/
03:50
June 20, 2019
use of adjunct providers
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/19/adjunct-providers-and-complex-patients/
04:23
June 20, 2019
more on survey methodology
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/13/more-on-survey-methodology/
03:43
June 18, 2019
high cost claims
written post is at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/18/high-cost-claims/
05:00
June 18, 2019
survey methodology issues
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/12/survey-research-methodology/
04:59
June 17, 2019
antioxidants, a cautionary tale
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/11/antioxidants-and-health-a-cautionary-tale/
04:35
June 17, 2019
interventions for high cost patients
link to written post   https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/14/interventions-to-manage-seriously-ill-patients/
03:07
June 17, 2019
drug company payments to prescribers
link to the written post  https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/17/drug-company-payments-to-prescribers/
04:38
June 17, 2019
machine learning in health care
written post is at www.healthy-skeptic.com
03:01
June 12, 2019
medicare choices of new beneficiaries
Written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/10/new-medicare-beneficiaries-and-medicare-advantage/
04:31
June 12, 2019
anti-oxidants, a cautionary tale
written post is at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/11/antioxidants-and-health-a-cautionary-tale/
04:17
June 12, 2019
survey research methodology
Written post is at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/12/survey-research-methodology/
04:52
June 12, 2019
drug spending by payer
written post at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/04/drug-spending-for-different-payers/
04:19
June 4, 2019
predicting high cost patients
the written post can be found at https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/06/03/predicting-high-cost-patients-2/
03:35
June 3, 2019
self-funded employer health plans
The link to the written post is https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/05/30/dol-report-on-self-funded-plans/
04:21
May 30, 2019
HSAs and health care utilization
link to the original post is https://healthy-skeptic.com/2019/05/29/hsa-balances-and-health-care-utilization/
04:20
May 29, 2019
health price variation
The written post can be found at https://healthy-skeptic.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=34201&action=edit
04:25
May 28, 2019
The latest Altarum Institute report on national health spending and health prices
 The written post can be found at https://healthy-skeptic.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=34192&action=edit  and includes a link to the report
04:28
May 28, 2019
medicare advantage and dual eligibles
This was based on an Avalere study.  here is the link   https://go.avalere.com/acton/attachment/12909/f-69e32532-ce17-42c8-87bc-8b95e12e258a/1/-/-/-/-/BMA_Duals_ISPOR_2019.pdf
03:59
May 23, 2019
Introduction to the healthy skeptic podcast
this episode describes the content of the healthy-skeptic podcasts
01:01
May 23, 2019