MA healthcare reform: An academic provider's perspective
How does Massachusetts healthcare reform and recently-passed cost containment legislation look from the perspective of an academic integrated delivery system like Partners Healthcare? There are still a few people in Massachusetts without healthcare insurance, but only a few. My colleagues like that—it's hard taking care of uninsured patients, and I don't know anyone who wants to turn back the clock. Massachusetts gets a bad rap for having high healthcare costs, but the fact is that we're relatively efficient compared to the rest of the U.S.
- As Retail Clinics Surge, Quality Metrics MIA
- Providers' Push to Consolidate Roils Payers
- Medicare Cost, Quality Data Tools Weak, Says GAO
- No Employee Satisfaction, No Patient-Centered Culture
- RN Named Chief Patient Experience Officer
- Former NQF Co-Chair Linked to Conflicts of Interest in Journal Probe
- Population Health Pays Off for NY Collaborative
- How Simple Data Analytics is Driving Physician Incentives
- AMA Pushes Lame Duck Congress for SGR Repeal
- In PCMH, the 'P' is Not for 'Physician'