Category Archives: CMS

Are the new PCSK9 cholesterol lowering drugs worth the high cost?

December 16, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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President-elect Trump adopts plan by The Healthcare Channel to bring back drug manufacturing jobs

Update January 11, 2017- By Steven E Greer, MD Last November, I sent my idea, below, directly to the Commissioner of the FDA, Robert Califf. I also sent it

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The Biggest Healthcare Stories of 2016

December 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD for The Healthcare Channel Policy changes dominated the 2016 year in healthcare news. There were few important new drug

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The Deans of Johns Hopkins and Miami discuss ACO’s

February 28, 2011- By Steven E Greer, MD Dean Miller of Johns Hopkins and Dean Goldschmidt of Miami discuss accountable care organizations,

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The Miami Summit on Healthcare Spending Reduction

June 29, 2010 Produced and interviewed by Steven Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel and The University of Miami Health System hosted a roundtable discussion

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The super shady methods of pricing generic drugs in America: case study- Sildenafil

May 15, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD The last I read, Teva and Mylan were not supposed to launch their approved generic of Viagra (sildenafil)

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I was in the delivery room when Obamacare was born

Update September 21, 2014- Obamacare is causing more people to go to the hospital, which

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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

The first ever use of Facetime to deliver customer care by Apple store Geniuses February 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Every doctor knows too well how the American healthcare system is inefficient, wasteful, and

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Have state health commissioners dropped the ball?

With Obamacare exchange premiums increasing 7.5% year-over-year, this 2013 video is still relevant….

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NY Times reports that CMMI “research” is junk science

February 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel was the first to report in 2012 that the new CMMI, created by the ACA “

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The ACA’s THC program: A pilot program to fund residency training outside of the traditional hospital setting

September 6, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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CMMI Director leaves after Healthcare Channel investigates

September 29, 2013-By Steven E. Greer, MD In June of 2012, The Healthcare Channel published an influential Op-Ed in the WSJ exposing

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A second blow to Atul Gawande (and Obamacare)

December 15, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Atul Gawande, MD, a surgeon working at one of the Harvard affiliated hospitals, wrote an influential essay in the

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Review: Walk-in urgent care centers are the way to go

January 6, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD A patient asked for my help yesterday with a sinus infection that was lingering. I referred him to

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Actavis 1000% drug price hike: a case for healthcare reform

Update September 21, 2015- The Healthcare Channel was the first to report in 2009 on the business strategy of acquiring cheap generic drugs, cornering the market, then raising

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CT-scan screening for heart disease fails to show benefit

March 23, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed the Principal Investigator of the PROMISE trial, Pamela Douglas, MD from Duke.

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The Anthem hack reminds us how electronic medical record security is not ready for prime time

February 5, 2015- Op-ED by Steven E. Greer, MD The large health insurance company now called Anthem, formerly known as WellPoint (which owns

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CEO’s of “Non-profit” hospitals rake in millions

December 7, 2014- The NY Post reports the list of multi-million-dollar salaries enjoyed by CEO’s of the major

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Most people have insurance not yet impacted by Obamacare

November 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With so much news in the national press focusing on the Obamacare exchanges and new healthcare

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Will President Hillary Clinton end fee-for-service?

September 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the recent cardiology trade show called the TCT, held in Washington, DC, 2016 presidential

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