Columns: Brian Klepper, PhD, and David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA

  • Why It's Okay That EHR Adoption Will Fall Behind 2011 Goals (Guest Opinion)

    Federal officials had hoped a multitude of doctors and hospitals would adopt electronic health records in 2011. But, in reality, the number of physicians using EHRs won’t likely move beyond the current 20 percent to 25 percent rate. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    Jul 07, 2011

  • Quit The RUC

    Abandoning and replacing the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee -- a panel that offers recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on physician reimbursement policy -- would be an important first step toward re-stabilizing the nation's primary care physician supply the U.S. health system.

    Jan 20, 2011

  • If Employers Walked Away From Health Coverage

    What would happen if the rank and file of America's employers, financially overwhelmed by the burden associated with sponsoring health coverage, suddenly opted not to? It's an idea that is not so far-fetched.

    Nov 24, 2010

  • Keeping An Eye On The Health Care Prize

    Many reformers undoubtedly believe that passage of the health overhaul law laid the issue to rest. But policy’s wheels continue to turn, and the process is anything but over.

    Sep 20, 2010