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Health Policy

  • Updated:   7/19/2018
  • Contains:  54 items

Creator: Neurology Today
Duration: 7:07
Journal: Neurology Today
As reported in a Neurology Today article, “Why Hospital Prices Vary: What Neurologists Should Know,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released in May a list of the average 2011 charges for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient services at more than 3,300 hospitals. Among the data, for example, one hospital in Philadelphia charged $234,913 to treat an inpatient suffering intracranial hemorrhage with major complications while another hospital in Pittsburgh charged $9,539. Shortly thereafter, CMS released data on what those hospitals charged for 30 common outpatient services — reflecting similar disparities in charges. In a video interview, Neurology Today Editor-in-Chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, and Associate Editor Robert Holloway, MD, discuss the disparities, why neurologists need to pay attention to the “Choosing Wisely” campaign, and what they can tell their patients about the variable charges — for example, higher charges should not be equated with better outcomes for care.
Creator: Neurology Today
Duration: 12:50
Journal: Neurology Today
In a video interview with Neurology Today Editor-in-chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, and Associate Editor Orly Avitzur, MD, former AAN President Dr. Sigsbee discusses the AAN priorities for policy and advocacy, what the office is doing to highlight the challenges facing neurologists, what is being done about the “Medicaid bump,” and what members can do to support their cause.
Creator: Neurology Today
Duration: 18:22
Journal: Neurology Today June 20, 2013, Volume 13, Issue 12;
What should neurologists do to mitigate changes in practice? Neurology Today Associate Editor Orly Avitzur, MD, a neurologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY, chair of the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, talks to Neil Busis, MD, chief of neurology and director of community neurology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside, on the current and predicted changes to neurology practice and what you can do to prepare.