Supreme Court Scrutinizes All-Payer Claims Database
Applied Health IT

Supreme Court Scrutinizes All-Payer Claims Database

By Carmel Shachar, J.D., M.D. , Gregory Curfman, M.D. In an era of heightened demand for health care cost-control, transparency, and quality, state all-payer claims databases (APCDs) are uniquely positioned to unlock an array of value. APCDs systematically collect medical and pharmacy claims from public and private payers within a state, offering a comprehensive view … Continue reading

Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health
Patient Centered Care

Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health

America is aging. By 2030, 72 million people age 65 and older will live in the United States and the number of >85 year olds will increase dramatically to 19 million by 2050. Though media attention has focused on the burgeoning health needs of our aging population, little attention has been given to the deleterious effects of the health problems of the aged on their adult children. Continue reading

10 Questions with Former FDA and CMS Chief Mark McClellan
Payment Innovation

10 Questions with Former FDA and CMS Chief Mark McClellan

Once commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Dr. Mark McClellan is currently a senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Brookings Institution. Earlier last year, Dr. McClellan was interviewed by our journal about his new role, … Continue reading