Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hot spotters update; Wide variations in hospital prices; Obamacare implementation

1) The Hot Spotters Sequel: Population Health Heroes

Last year I reported on Atul Gawande's article in the New Yorker about Hot spotters.  That article is one of the most widely acclaimed.  This article provides an important addition to that story.  

 Here is my review of his article  

And a subsequent review of a talk he gave 

2) Wide variations in hospital prices  

Kaiser health News provides a link to a number of newspaper articles that discuss the wide variations in hospital prices. 

 3) ACA 101: What You Need to Know

The Alliance for Health Reform held a session on 4/26 which gave an overview of the Administrations plans for implementing Obamacare.  Looks like a lot of good plans, but concerned that there is much to be done that might not get done.  

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