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A Visit to Planet Gawande

By Clive Riddle, June 22, 2018

We still don’t know much at all about what the heck the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan healthcare triumvirate will be doing. But we do now know who will be running it. The renowned Dr. Atul Gawande has been appointed its Chief Executive Officer.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 15, 2018

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week: .............Click to continue


Healthcare Organization Mobile Device Use: Check That Pager

By Clive Riddle, June 15, 2018

The list of benefits derived from mobile device use by clinicians and staff at healthcare organizations is a long one. But the challenges exacted comprise.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 8, 2018

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week: .............Click to continue


The 260 Page Annual Medicare Trustees Report and the Part D Rx Share of the Pie

By Clive Riddle, June 7, 2018

This week CMS released the 2018 Annual Medicare Trustees Report, which provides a financial/actuarial analysis of the current.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 1, 2018

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week: .............Click to continue


Anthem, IngenioRx and Taking a Total View of the Prescription Drug Trend

By Clive Riddle, June 1, 2018

In the crossover worlds of national pharmacy chains, PNMs and health plans, we have witnessed the emergence of CVS-Aetna , Cigna-Express Scripts, and.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, May 25, 2018

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week: .............Click to continue


Too Many Poor Excuses

By Kim Bellard, May 23, 2018

I am so tired of reading yet another story about how we — Americans — cannot afford things. Not luxury item. Increasingly, it seems like too many of us can’t afford.............Click to continue


Six Things To Know From Deloitte Research on Health Plan Government Business

By Clive Riddle, May 18, 2018

This week, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions’ Andreea Balan-Cohen, Ph.D., and Maulesh Shukla gave a presentation on Medicare Advantage and.............Click to continue


Medication Nonadherence: Data and Analytics Can Make an Impact

By Claire Thayer, May 16, 2018

Over two-thirds of hospital readmissions are directly due to medication nonadherence. Many factors contribute to patients not taking their medications, including fear ofside effects, out-of-pocket costs, and.............Click to continue


The Disconnect with Consumers and Health Plan Costs

By Clive Riddle, May 11, 2018

eHealth this week released a new eleven page report: Costs and Consequences in the ACA Market: A Survey of Individual and Family Health Insurance Consumers, presenting findings from more than 1,700 consumers who.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, May 11, 2018

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week: .............Click to continue


Welcome to Lifestyle Medicine

By Clive Riddle, May 4, 2018

The May issue of Circulation includes the research article: Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the US Population, which presented findings from a study that aimed “to estimate the impact of lifestyle factors on premature mortality and life expectancy in the US population.”.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, May 4, 2018

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week: .............Click to continue


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Kim Bellard
KB Consulting
Columbus, OH

Krista Burris
Healthcare Strategy Consultant
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William DeMarco
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DeMarco and Associates
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Senior Analyst
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Business Development
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Senior Executive Director
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