Category Archives: CMS

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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Has the ACA law begun to reduce the uninsured, and at what cost?

July 27, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Ben Sommers, MD PhD, from the Harvard School of Public Health has a new article in the NEJM

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Senator Angus King discusses the slowdown in healthcare costs

July 9, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Senator Angus

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NEJM letter casts doubt on original Gawande checklist paper

June 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD When the recent Canadian studied published in the NEJM failed to show any benefit from

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How many stent cases does it take to bill Medicare for $18 Million?

April 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The release of data by Medicare showing what each doctor earns from billing CMS is making news for

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Prepare for Comparative Effectiveness Research

February 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The HCC hosted a healthcare reform summit in 2009, after the ACA law was first announced

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Industry conflicts arise at PCORI threatening any real comparative effectiveness research

February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) was created by the PPACA “ObamaCare” law in 2010.

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Harvard professors feel the impact in their pocketbooks of the ACA law that they helped pass

Update January 5, 2014- This is now being reported in the New York Times, two-months after our reporting.

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Don Berwick, MD: National Coverage Decisions

December 1, 2013- National Coverage Decisions (NCDs) are used by CMS to set guidelines as to

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Don Berwick, MD: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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The finances of TAVI: do prices have to come down?

November 8, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD William O’Neill, MD of Henry Ford discusses the finances of transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and why the $30,000 pricetag for the devices should be closer to $5,000. He also discusses … Continue reading

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The clinical hurdles to prescribing CGM

October 31, 2014– Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The portion of total Type 1 diabetes patients who use continuous glucose monitors (CGM)

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A Bridge Too Far: Patient classifications for LVAD reimbursement

September 16, 2013- By Ashish Shah, MD, Cardiac transplant surgeon, The Johns Hopkins Medical Center Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) arose from the ashes of the total artificial heart era.

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Senate Finance Committee hearing on CMMI

August 15, 2013

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What happens next with the ACA law?

May 20, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Reasons for permanent slowdowns in healthcare spending growth

May 17, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Since 2010,

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The slowdown in elective procedures and reduced demand for costly drugs

Updated May 7, 2013- The demand for prescription drugs and medical devices is continuing to slow down, as new forms of employer-provided health insurance require greater

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Don Berwick, MD: Waste in the American Healthcare System

Dr. Berwick, former Director of CMS and former President and CEO of IHI, discusses the percentage

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