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October 04, 2012

CHC 2012: Genes or environment?

By: Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.

When my brother and I were growing up, our father, Roger Fisher, cast a long shadow. He had come back from World War II convinced by the deaths of many of his best friends that there had to be better ways to solve disputes. He devoted his career to studying and practicing conflict resolution. Dinner table conversations were focused on how to reduce the risk of nuclear war or bring peace to the Middle East. We grew up knowing that it would be important to “make a difference” in our work.... Read full story

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November 15, 2011

The final ACO rule... finally

By: Chad Greeno, Managing Director, Healthcare Reform

Well, the final Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) regulations are out, and reaction from providers is much more positive than it was when CMS initially offered up its proposed rules (here are my thoughts on the initial version of the rules). For the most part, issues that were non-starters months ago have been addressed to varying degrees by CMS: no requirement for financial risk, enhanced eligibility, better incentives, better waivers, fewer measures and more organizational flexibility.... Read full story

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