Federal Health-Exchange Plans to Automatically Renew
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Wall street Journal article http://online.wsj.com * noted “The Obama administration plans to automatically renew for next year the health plans and premium subsidies that consumers obtaine...
Personalized Medicine Meets EHR Integration at Mt. Sinai
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Health Leaders Media story http://www.healthleadersmedia.com * noted “At Mt. Sinai Health System in New York, a combination of personalized medicine, natural language processing, and cle...
Better Hygiene Through Humiliation
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com * reported: “As doctors and nurses move through hospitals, they aren’t the only ones making rounds—hitching a ride on their hands are dangerous bact...
"fixed indemnity plans" – not so fast
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Wall Street Journal article http:// online.wsj.com * noted “The federal government….. announced… that it would require people who wanted to buy a particular type of insurance called "fixed...
“The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for a new cost-control strategy called “reference pricing.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Washington Post article http://www.washingtonpost.com * noted ”You just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your po...
” A much-touted benefit of the Affordable Care Act, the out-of-pocket limit doesn't exactly live up to its name.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent LATimes vignette noted http://www.latimes.com * “My coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is exempt from the new limits because it predates the ACA, but it still has annual spen...
“….. unnecessary medical tests and procedures is a serious problem for America’s health care system…”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation article http://www.rwjf.org * noted: “three out of four U.S. physicians say the frequency with which doctors order but just as many say that the average phys...
“..… Now the National Institutes of Health says that this routine gender bias in basic research must end.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com * noted “For decades, scientists have embarked on the long journey toward a medical breakthrough by first experimenting on laboratory animals....
”….. medical trials — the basis by which a drug’s effectiveness, dosing, and adverse effects are determined — often fail to include older participants.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Boston Globe article http://www.bostonglobe.com * noted for older patients the “cardiologist must develop a treatment plan despite little published evidence to guide his clinical decisions...
“ Can corporations shift workers with high medical costs from the company health plan into online insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act?”
by by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
 A recent Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted “….Employers are inquiring about it and brokers and consultants are advocating for it." “Health spending is driven large...