Hospital price lists will be a joke

Several people have been pointing me to articles such as the one below from the AJC – all reminders of the 2018 CMS requirement of hospitals participating in Medicare to provide some form of pricing transparency. https://www.ajc.com/news/national/hospital-prices-are-about-public/2jXYHgoR5CObBj6fSJQQUO/ I’m going to go ahead and ignore all the good, economic reasons why this isn’t going to work… Read more Hospital price lists will be a joke

Who is happy with hospital quality ratings?

In a previous role I often worked with various hospital/medical ‘quality’ rating systems.  Is anybody other than the metric developers themselves actually happy with either the methods or the resulting ratings?  Certainly clinicians never seemed to be.  It seemed like if you had the time and the propensity essentially every metric could be undermined, and… Read more Who is happy with hospital quality ratings?