MYTHBUSTER

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MYTHBUSTER: Health plans will lead the way in advancing bundled payments

November 06, 2018

U.S. employers are hungry for new approaches to managing health care cost and improving quality.  The average annual premium for…

Do you think having health insurance makes you healthier?

February 20, 2018

Tricky question. As this Slate article explains, measuring the effect of providing insurance is difficult because those with insurance and those without may…

Mythbuster: Medical interventions are the only effective treatment for Diabetic populations

January 09, 2018

The prevalence of Type II Diabetes continues to soar in the United States with an estimated 1.5 million new cases…

MYTHBUSTER: Employers are getting out of the business of buying health insurance

December 19, 2017

As the nation prepared for the rollout of “public exchanges,” many experts opined that employers would stop directly offering health…

MYTHBUSTER: Only large employers can be self-funded

November 21, 2017

Most of our readers already know, there are two options that employers and other health care purchasers can choose to…

MYTHBUSTER: Consumers favor higher priced providers

September 26, 2017

Not too long ago, we busted the myth that high prices mean high quality care and that we can’t extend…

MYTHBUSTER: HDHPs make better consumers

September 18, 2017

Benefit designs that emphasize consumer cost-sharing are now the norm in the U.S. As adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs)…

MYTHBUSTER: The more we know genes, the better off we’ll be

August 15, 2017

According to British historian Alison Plowden, “the laws of genetics apply even if you refuse to learn them.”  This truism,…

MYTHBUSTER: Consolidation equals better coordination & outcomes

July 15, 2017

In the movement to population-based payment, payers are finding ways to hold providers accountable for the cost of their patients’…

MYTHBUSTERS: High Prices Mean High Quality Care

July 11, 2017

In an ideal market, a higher price correlates to a better quality product.  When we shop for lightbulbs, for example,…

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