Blog: Health Management Implications of the New Healthcare Company Being Formed by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway

The creation of a new health company by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway has major potential implications to the existing healthcare business model.  I am hopeful that these three well-run businesses will be able to build on their strengths in technology, innovation, analytics, underwriting and insurance, and mergers and acquisitions to create a new approach to healthcare that inspires others to follow suit.

Blog: It Makes More Sense to Strengthen SHOP Than to Expand Association Health Plans

The Trump Administration has just proposed a new rule which seeks to expand the scope of Association Health Plans (AHPs), arrangements in which small businesses can pool together to get the purchasing clout of large employers to get a better deal on private insurance coverage.  In principle, that is not a bad idea and in fact is the motivating spirit underlying the Affordable Care Act’s creation of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) component of the health insurance exchanges.  SHOP let

Blog: More Evidence Pointing to the Need for Strong Health Data Security

More than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack, according to recent research by Accenture and the American Medical Association.  This study, which is based on the experiences of roughly 1,300 U.S. physicians highlights the clear need for strong health data security. 

Why Federal Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments Should Not Be Cut

In the Commonwealth Fund’s To the Point blog, Sara Rosenbaum, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, makes a case for staving off harmful cuts to state Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments.