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Heterodox Economics refers to methodologies or schools of economic thought that are considered outside of “mainstream economics”, often represented by expositors as contrasting with or going beyond neoclassical economics. “Heterodox economics” is an umbrella term used to cover various approaches, schools, or traditions.

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The ACA and Rising Healthcare Costs?

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Effects of Affordable Care Act on Private Health Care Costs Remain to be Seen
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The latest data on economic growth shows the American economy spent the last quarter growing at a rate equal to 2.5 percent a year. That’s neither recession-level bad nor full employment recovery-level good, but it’s worth diving into the numbers to see exactly what’s driving this slow expansion.
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A significant part of the growth came from personal spending on health care as insurance premiums continue to rise, meaning a lot of that growth wasn’t very productive. That health care costs are rising—and rising faster than most other expenses—is a problem that businesses and policymakers have struggled with for years: It’s the major cause of federal budget deficits and the reason behind the health care law passed in 2010. While the effects of the Affordable Care Act on private health care costs remain to be seen—many of its provisions will not go into affect for another two years—health care economists like Harvard’s David Cutler say it draws on nearly every idea that exists to lower costs.
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But, Cutler adds that while we wait for pilot programs to succeed and scale or fail, more changes to the system—including a public insurance option and further incentives for health providers to reform delivery—should be on the table.While policymakers in Washington and state capitals wait on politics and legal challenges to the 2010 law, consumers can take action themselves to lower costs. Innovative health care companies are coming up with new ways to make cost savings easier to find.

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Dentistry’s Low Hanging Fruit – Podcast on “What We Fix First”

An Internet Radio Interview with a ME-P “Mover and Shaker”

By Ann Miller RN MHA and The Whole Tooth

As announced last week, we are privileged to have Dr. Darrell Pruitt share his topic is “Dentistry’s Low Hanging Fruit – What We Fix First”.

About Dr. Pruitt

If you know Dr. Pruitt thru this ME-P, or elsewhere, then you know that he doesn’t hold anything back! Like always, join your hosts Hogan Allen & Richard Train, along with occasional clinical guest hosts, for “The Whole Tooth”. The show airs every Tuesday at 8 P.M. EST, with a weekly conversation with not only the “who’s who” in dentistry, but many other experts who you ‘should’ get to know.

About The Whole Tooth

“The Whole Tooth” is the premier internet radio show for dental practices which discusses how you can make more money, save more money and improve processes for everyone in your dental office. Topics include: clinical dentistry, what’s “hot” in hygiene, practice management, internet strategies, finance and more.

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“The Whole Tooth” is a fun half hour filled with great information and can fit into any schedule. If you miss a show, feel free to download the archive, or catch us on iTunes for FREE!

Podcast link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thewholetooth/2011/06/01/dentistrys-low-hanging-fruit-what-we-fix-1st-wdr-pruitt

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Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500 [Part I]

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The United State has fallen behind other nations, failing to provide affordable health care to its citizens. Americans spend $477 billion a year MORE on health care than other advanced countries.

So why do we pay so much compared to other wealthy nations?

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This Infographic is part one in a two part series which dissects the state of our health care system and presents some alarming numbers.

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“Journal of Financial Management Strategies” for Healthcare Organizations

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[Health] Plan Management Navigator

January 2011

By Douglas B. Sherlock, CFA
Senior Health Care Analyst

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At the risk of appearing overwhelmed with New Year’s enthusiasm, we think this edition of Plan Management Navigator is especially interesting:

1. We report on the cost decisions made by low cost Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Low cost plans make decisions that differ from their higher cost peers. Hallmarks of these decisions include levels and distributions of expenses between functions, the levels and distribution of staff between functions, the levels of compensation and its distribution between functions and the distribution between functions, and levels of, non-labor expenses. Overall, low cost Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans have “tactical” administrative expenses that are $5.75 PMPM, or 30%, lower than their higher cost counterparts. These tactical expenses are all administrative expenses excluding medical management and sales and marketing.

Last month we published a similar study of the choices of low cost Independent / Provider-Sponsored Plans. Low cost health plans had tactical costs that were 36% lower than their peers, or by $6.39.

A more detailed version of either of these analyses is available to licensed users of each of our benchmarks. Please call us for further information if you have an interest.

2. We introduce a new service on our website that will enable you to determine how a health plan is doing relative to the 2010 benchmarks. You can select your universe and then determine whether you are high or low and, if so, by how much.

3. We invite you to participate in the 2011 benchmarking study. We are now forming universes. We think that, under pending MLR rules, participation is very timely.

Link: Navigator January 2011

Thank you for your continued interest in our research.

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Is Medicine Still a Sovereign Profession? [A Voting Opinion Poll]

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA CMP™

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The Social Transformation of American Medicine [The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry].

This classic book was written by Paul Starr in 1984. I first read it while in business school back in 1994-96. Here is an excerpt from pages 227 and 232. It is even more relevant for the healthcare industrial complex today.

Quoting Kenneth Arrow PhD

The structural features Arrow[*] discusses have a history. He writes that when the market fails, “society” will make adjustments. […] But, modern day economists like Austin Frakt PhD and others, have to ask: For whom did the market fail, and how did “society” make these adjustments?

Of Failed Markets

The competitive market was failing no one more than the medical profession, and it was the profession that organized to change it. […]. By the 1920s, the medical profession had successfully resolved the most difficult problems confronting it as late as 1900. It had […] won stronger licensing laws; turned hospitals, drug manufacturers and public health from threats to its position into bulwarks of support; and checked the entry into health services of corporations and mutual societies. It has succeeded in controlling the development of technology, organizational forms, and the division of labor. In short, it had helped shape the medical system so that its structure supported professional sovereignty instead of undermining it.

Master over Diseases

Over the next few decades, the advent of antibiotics and other advances gave physicians increased mastery of disease and confirmed confidence in their judgment and skill. The chief threat to the sovereignty of the profession was the result of this success. So valuable did medical care appear that to withhold it seemed deeply unjust. Yet as the felt need for medical care rose, so did its cost, beyond what many families could afford. Some agency to spread the cost was unavoidable. It would have to be a third party, and yet this was exactly what physicians feared. The struggle of the profession to maintain its autonomy then became a campaign of resistance not only to programs of reform but also to the very expectations and hopes that the progress of medicine was constantly arousing. To continue to escape the corporation and the state meant preserving a system that was at war with itself.

Notes: Arrow, Kenneth J. “Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care.” American Economic Review 53 (December 1963), pp. 941–73. Dr. Arrow is my favorite health economist and indeed father of the profession*.

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A Funny [Poignant] Video about Health Insurance

What Exactly Do Patients Know and Understand?

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This video illustrates the current state-of-the-art regarding patient understanding of health insurance reimbursement and physician income. But, should it be played in all doctors offices’ and waiting rooms?

Title

It is titled: “What the public does not know about doctors and insurance.”

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Source: Dr. Jon Purdy

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On Professor Kenneth Arrow PhD

The “Father” of Health Economics

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA, CMP™

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Professor Kenneth Arrow is a Nobel laureate who explored the characteristics of a perfectly competitive marketplace for an ordinary commodity – and how the healthcare industry deviated from those characteristics – and what aspects of health care might explain these deviations.

But, in as much as he did all this in the 1960’s, he is known today as the “father” of health [not health care] economics. 

LINK: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1972/arrow/facts/

Required ME-P Reading

In fact, his 1963 paper launched health economics as a unique discipline and is as close to required reading as can exist for followers of the ME-P and our related websites and educational consulting firms [sidebar].

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Arrow Title: “Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care”

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Glossary: Dictionary of Health Economics and Finance

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Understanding Efforts to Promote Lower-Cost Physicians

May Be Based on Misleading Profiles – According to Rand Study

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It is increasingly common for insurance plans to encourage patients to receive care from physicians who keep medical costs lower. However, this ethos may be based on unreliable estimates of doctor performance and may not achieve the intended savings, according to a new RAND Corporation press release and study.

PR Link: http://www.rand.org/news/press/2010/03/17/?ref=homepage&key=t_doctor_cash

About the Study

Funding for the study was provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Other authors of the study are Elizabeth A. McGlynn PhD of RAND, Dr. Ateev Mehrotra of RAND and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and J. William Thomas of the University of Southern Maine.

About Rand Health

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

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You were among of the first; the early adopters if you will. You saw the troubling state of healthcare, medical economics, private practice and the financial services community in our country.

And, you believed in the ME-P and our “new-wave” brand of informed and collaborative investigative journalism to do something about it.

Our History

For the last three years, the ME-P has played the role of educator, watchdog and advocate for medical practice management and financial planning transparency, scrutinizing powerful people, systems and institutions that would prefer to stay out of the spotlight, highlighting the fine print that might otherwise slip past cash-strapped physicians and their consulting advisors.

As newsrooms across the country contract, in-depth investigations are viewed as a luxury that many print publications can’t afford. Journalists are getting kicked off their beats. And, when they do, we are there to help pick up the virtual baton.

The Pioneers

We’re pioneering a new, no-profit e-model, helping spearhead a movement to reinvigorate investigative and non-clinical healthcare administrative and business journalism in this country.

But, we need the support of our most loyal readers – concerned members of the healthcare industrial complex, like you – to spread the word about our mission. If you value our investigations and essays, you will tell five colleagues about the ME-P, today.

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Health Care and the Economy

The National Governors Association Meeting

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The National Governors Association (NGA)—a bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors—promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices and speaks with a unified voice on national policy.

Healthcare Politics

The nation’s governors gathered this weekend to address critical issues, including health care reform and the economy. The Governors met with President Obama, members of the Administration, business executives and other experts for discussions on a host of issues and challenges facing states.

Opening Session

This 2010 winter meeting began with a robust opening plenary session highlighting the role states can play in improving health care delivery systems to provide cost-efficient and effective health care to all Americans.

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Top Hospital Administration and Healthcare Business Blogs

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According to some experts, one of the best things you can do for your career in health care is to read a variety of blogs to help you get some insight into how things work from an administrative standpoint. This can be very helpful as you learn about different aspects of hospital administration and the business of health care.

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From IT, economics and finance, to healthcare policy and law, to management leadership and being a hospital CEO or private medical practice physician, there is a great deal of information out there.

So, here are some of the top 50 hospital administration and health business blogs available:

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Events-Planner: April 2009

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“Keeping track of important health economics and financial industry meetings, conferences and summits”

Welcome to this issue of the Medical Executive-Post and our Events-Planner. It contains the latest information on conferences, news, and relevant resources in healthcare finance, economics, research and development, business management, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician/entity reimbursement!  Watch for a new Events-Planner each month.

First, a little about us! The Executive-Post is still a newcomer. But today, we have almost 15,000 visitors and readers each month from all over the country, in addition to our growing subscriber base. We have been a successful collaborative effort, thanks to your contributions.  As a result, we are adding new resources daily.  And, we hope the website continues to provide the best place to go for journals, books, conferences, educational resources, tools, and other things you need to establish the value your healthcare consulting and financial advisory intervention. And so, enjoy the Executive-Post and our monthly Events-Planner with our compliments. 

 

A Look Ahead this Month

 

April 1: Print Edition Healthcare Journalism: If you would like to “step-up-your-game” and be considered as a peer-reviewed contributor to the third print edition of: The Business of Medical Practice [Advanced Profit Maximizing Techniques for Savvy Doctors]; contact Ann at: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com. There are several chapter topics still available. Now, the important dates:

April 1-3: Adv. Modeling Methods for Health Economic Evaluation, York, UK.

April 4-8: HIMSS Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

April 6: Premier Forum on Medication Therapy Management and Patient Compliance Programs. CBI; Las Vegas, NV

April 7: FINRA Small Conference Series, New York, NY.

April 14: World health Care Congress; Washington, DC.

April 15-16: Tiburon CEO Summit, Ritz Carlton, New York, NY.

April 15-18: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s 21st Annual Meeting and Showcase, Orlando, FL.

April 16-18: TIPAAA Annual Conference, Marriott River Center, San Antonio, TX.

April 20-24: Health Economics of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Interventions. Nice (Cannes) France.

April 21-22: Market Access Strategies for Personalized Medicines and Companion Diagnostics, Brussels, Belgium.

April 21-23: Introduction to Applied Health Economics: Methods for analysis of healthcare utilization and expenditure, University of York.
April 23-25: AIP Conference on Philanthropy, Rosemont, Ill.

April 25-29:  Society for Pain Practice Management Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

April 26-29:  Wound Healing Society Symposium, Dallas, TX. 

Apr 27-28: 8th Annual Forum on Patient Compliance, Adherence and Persistency, Philadelphia, PA.

April 27-29: Workshop on Health Technology Assessment From Theory to Evidence to Policy, Toronto, CANADA.

April 28-May 1: Pharma Pricing and Market Access Outlook Europe, 2009, London.

April 29-May 2: American Geriatric Society Meeting, Chicago, IL.

 

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NEW: Health Industry Indignation Index

Foibles of Industry Movers-Shakers

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What it is – How it works

The Industry Indignation Index [III] is an occasional survey feature of the Medical Executive-Post. Our goal is to chronicle the dubious, ironic or humiliating behavior that we humans in the healthcare industrial, financial and health economics complex are prone to do or say. Related sectors are fertile topics, as well.

Our Industry Indignation Score Card

The mathematical scores measured on a scale of 1 [just smelly and cheesy] – to 100 [utterly indignant and totally shameless] are subjective and not-statistically significant. They are non-representative samples however, of the obnoxious behavior of some in the news and their public foibles. 

User Generated Content

Feel free to send in your items, stories or political gossip for consideration.  We will rate-em, rank-em, post-em, and do the rest for you!

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WorldFocus Interviews Uwe Reinhardt PhD

How We Compare to Canada’s Healthcare System

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WorldFocus interviewed Uwe Reinhardt PhD on January 28, 2009.

In this extended interview, Dr. Reinhardt, a leading adviser on health care economics and professor of political economy at Princeton University, compares the Canadian and American health care systems.

Reinhardt criticizes the US health care culture and expresses his optimism about the new Obama administration.

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Dysfunctional Health Economics

Why Americans Pay More for Healthcare

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According to Diana M. Farrell, Eric S. Jensen, and Bob Kocher, the US spends more on health care than comparable countries do and more than its wealth would suggest. Here’s how—and why.

 Link: The McKinsey Quarterly Report

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