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Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program Puts Beneficiaries’ Lives at Risk

Contact: Dee Ann Stahly dstahly@nmqf.org 202-223-7560   Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program Puts Beneficiaries’ Lives at Risk Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Shows How Disruption in…

Commentary

New Quality Measure Seeks to Optimize Cardiovascular Care For African Americans

New Quality Measure Seeks to Optimize Cardiovascular Care For African Americans

Huffpost Healthy Living, 2 September 2015 In recent months, the debate on race and policing in this country has ignited passions and raised important questions. But while headlines have highlighted…

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

Huffington Post: 12/18/2013 If I mentioned “specialty tier” to you, would you have any idea what I was talking about? Specialty tiers are seldom considered in everyday conversation, but…

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

Huffington Post: 11/05/2013 Google has announced another moon-shot project: Calico — setting a course to solve the riddles of aging and death. Whether Calico succeeds in its quest or not, it…

Initiatives

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network will serve as the healthcare industry resource addressing a critical need in drug research – improving the representation of diverse populations,…

General News

Disparities in Temporal and Geographic Patterns of Declining Heart Disease Mortality by Race and Sex in the United States, 1973–2010

Disparities in Temporal and Geographic Patterns of Declining Heart Disease Mortality by Race and Sex in the United States, 1973–2010

J Am Heart Assoc, 15 December 2015 Background Examining small-area differences in the strength of declining heart disease…

Clinical Trial News

Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled

Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled

PLoS Medicine, 15 December 2015 Summary Points Health disparities persist across race/ethnicity for the majority of Healthy People…

Diabetes News

Report on Racial Disparities in Hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

Report on Racial Disparities in Hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 6 January 2016 Context: A higher prevalence of diabetes-related complications is reported in minority…

Medicare News

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 15 October 2015 Individuals with Medicare can shop for high…