Delivery of Care

    • Political Cartoon: 'Escher Health Care'

      KHN's regular installment of health policy humor.

      (Daily Report) Apr 21, 2011

    • Longer Looks: Was WSJ Pulitzer Undeserved?; IPAB And Cost Cutting

      This week's articles come from the Huffington Post, National Review, The Nation, Slate, American Medical News, Hospitals and Health Networks and Modern Healthcare.

      (Daily Report) Apr 21, 2011

    • First Edition: April 21, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about President Barack Obama's Facebook visit during which he stepped up his criticism of GOP plans to overhaul Medicare and Medicaid but said he expects to strike a deal to reduce the deficit.

      (Daily Report) Apr 21, 2011

    • Social Media 'A Tricky Case' For Doctors

      For health professionals, this new landscape offers a multitude of patient privacy challenges.

      (Daily Report) Apr 20, 2011

    • State Roundup: Abortion Opponents Weigh Strategy

      Today's news includes reports from Virginia, Kansas, Michigan, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota.

      (Daily Report) Apr 20, 2011

    • New Guidelines Allow Definition Of Pre-Alzheimer's

      The emphasis on the need to diagnose Alzeheimer's during its earliest stages is also evident in Congress, where legislation introduced this month would create new, specific Medicare cost codes for early-disease diagnosis to address these steps, including the discussions between the physician and caregivers.

      (Daily Report) Apr 19, 2011

    • Guest Opinion: ACO Fairy Tale Faces A Rumpelstiltskin Moment

      When writing the final ACO rules, CMS has the chance to spin the dross of the current regulations into something of genuine value to providers, even if it’s not quite Rumpelstiltskin-quality gold. If the feds fail, it is all of us, not just those on Medicare program, who could live unhappily ever after.

      (Daily Report) Apr 19, 2011

    • First Edition: April 19, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report about new guidelines that will allow an earlier definition of Alzeheimer's and associated legislation that would make key, related changes in Medicare cost codes.

      (Daily Report) Apr 19, 2011

    • ACO Fairy Tale Faces a Rumpelstiltskin Moment -- Guest Opinion

      When writing the final ACO rules, CMS has the chance to spin the dross of the current regulations into something of genuine value to providers, even if it’s not quite Rumpelstiltskin-quality gold. If the feds fail, it is all of us, not just those on Medicare program, who could live unhappily ever after.

      (Column) Apr 19, 2011

    • California's State Mental Hospital Will No Longer Be Subject To Hiring Freeze

      The freeze was lifted on Friday in response to concerns about rising violence in the state's system.

      (Daily Report) Apr 18, 2011