Affordable Care Act

UnitedHealth-Mayo: More Data, More Open. But Not Quite Neutral

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Affordable Care Act, Cost/Comparative Effectiveness, Payer Management Tool, Payers: Commercial, Payers: Managed Medicaid/Medicare, Payment Reform, Pharmaceuticals, Physician practice patterns, Pricing

UnitedHealth’s outcomes-focused research alliance with Mayo Clinic, announced Jan. 15, reminds us of big data’s central role in creating a value-driven US health care system.  The tie-up claims to have...

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Are We Really That Different? Transatlantic Lessons In Shopping For Value

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Affordable Care Act, Cost/Comparative Effectiveness, Health Technology Assessments, Managed Care, Payers: Commercial, Payment Reform, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacy Benefit Manager, Pricing, Value-based pricing

The Americans and the English might think that their health care systems are very different: one, a commercial, private-insurer driven network whose incentives are as mis-aligned as its per-capita spend is...

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