Leadership Perspectives

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    This guest post by Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, Founder and President, Foundation for Art & Healing originally published on September 25, 2018 on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention   Lifesaver blog As a physician and public health expert, I was startled by two recent reports. We learned from a May 2018   Cigna survey   that nearly ...

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    Guest post by Robert Smith, executive director,   Colorado Business Group on Health,   written on September 7, 2018  Earlier last week I read an article from   The Washington Post   titled   Where Did Our Raises Go? To Health Care.   The piece not only pointed out that health care increases are usurping salary increases for middle class workers ...

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    Earlier this week the Trump administration announced it will finalize new rules for “short-term” limited duration insurance plans. According to HHS, the new regulations will allow this type of “skinny” plan to last up to a year, and consumers will be able to keep them for as long as three years.   Short-term insurance plans are not subject ...

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    Last month, the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and the Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF) released a report and contracting tool to help organizations effectively manage care programs that improve the health outcomes of high-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients. HNHC patients are a small percentage of individuals with complex ...

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    Last week the Trump administration announced the highly anticipated “American Patients First” blueprint to reduce drug prices . While it was encouraging to see that it targeted some of the problem areas, it may not have the teeth to make a serious impact on the market pricing practices. Employers and other purchasers who share the brunt of the costs ...