Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’

What’s right and what’s wrong with the U.S. health care system? Does it need a major overhaul or a few tweaks?

In a two part episode, I discuss the cost of the U.S. health care system with Dr. Robert Berenson, a health care policy expert who has served as a practicing physician, the manager of a large health plan and in senior government positions, including being in charge of Medicare payment policy and private health plan contracting in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Dr. Berenson describes how incentives need to change to get control of our medical costs.  You can hear both of these episodes and others on my online podcast radio program, Getting Better Health Care.

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With founder Don Berwick leaving to guide the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), IHI is now headed by former No. 2, Maureen Bisognano. The IHI has been a leader in changes to the U.S. health care system,. Bisognano describes the IHI mission as “will, ideas and execution.”

To learn more about where our health care system is headed, read this interview. It looks like we’re headed toward a health care system that is even more patient-centered, something that is most welcome at DrScore.com.

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One way that recent health care reform legislation is supposed to help improve care while lowering costs is by encouraging more preventive care services to be offered. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new preventive health benefits created under the Affordable Care Act for seniors and persons with disabilities covered by Medicare.

Click here to learn more about these benefits.

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