Healthy Skeptic

computer programs and health decision-making

An episode of 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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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
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