On this last holiday week-end, I hope many of you will have the time to read the newest edition of Health Wonk Review, a round-up of some of the best health care posts of the past two weeks.
This time Lynch Ryan hosts HWR on Worker’s Comp Insider. . The posts raise provocative questions:
Did the LA Times Sensationalize Blue Cross of California’s rate increases?
Why doesn’t President Obama require that CMS negotiate for drug discounts –a move that would take us $200 billion closer to a cliff-avoiding deal?
[My guess is that this will happen sometime this year. Back in April of 2011 Naomi published a HealthBeat post suggesting that Obama had put the idea of letting Medicare negotiate prices back on the table].
How do commercial insurers evaluate physician quality?