The Down-streaming of Health Care

In addition to the opportunities for policymakers to actually reduce rather than merely shift health care costs noted in  Don’t Confuse Cost Shifting with Cost Savings  (such as bundled payments for certain episodes of care and value-based payments for prescription drugs), there is a larger trend that also promises to reduce health care costs. However, be forewarned – [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Categories: Vanner Perspectives|Tags: , , , |

Telemedicine: Poised for Takeoff or Frustration?

Telemedicine - which includes a variety of electronic media to provide medical services and monitor patients with certain chronic conditions – holds much promise for reducing costs and improving outcomes. What are the obstacles to achieving even greater results?

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |