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National Health Expenditures Data Released

According to a report released today in Health Affairs by the CMS Office of the Actuary healthcare spending growth is projected to average 5.8% over the period 2014 through 2024. 265 more words

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losing marbles - our dementia epidemic

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD

All of us have personally known or heard the familiar drill. Dad couldnʼt find his way home. Mom didnʼt recognize her best friend. 791 more words

Bernadette Keefe

Physician Assistance in Dying: The American Experience

Assistant Program Director and Palliative Care guru Dr. Elizabeth Paulk gave an insightful Grand Rounds Lecture today about the history and ethics of physician assisted death (PAD) in this country. 138 more words

Healthcare Policy

Telemedicine and the Value-Based Model of Healthcare Delivery

The United States healthcare system has long delivered care through an inefficient “fee for service” payment model that gave little incentive towards efficient care and utilization, consequently limiting the system’s potential to deliver cost-effective quality health outcomes for consumers. 676 more words


The 100 Year Lifespan.

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

100 Year Lifespan: The coming reality

The 100 Year lifespan is coming.

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Healthcare Technology

Advance-Care Planning

The cover story of this coming week’s edition of Modern Healthcare (subscription required) focuses on end-of-life directives. The now infamous death panels phenomenon that became coupled with fears over the… 401 more words

Healthcare Reform

Finally, Medicare Reimbursements for Advanced Care Planning

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday a proposal to reimburse physicians for counseling Medicare patients on end-of-life planning. This proposal follows the recommendations of multiple large physician and healthcare organizations including the AMA, ACP and AARP. 125 more words

Healthcare Policy