The Keckley Report – Three Themes Will Frame Post-Pandemic Employer Health Coverage

Regardless of who wins the White House and which party controls the House and Senate, the role of employer-sponsored health benefits is certain to...

The Keckley Report – Health Policy in Campaign 2020: Comparisons, Contrasts and Reality

Tonight begins the next phase of Campaign 2020 for the White House. Over the next four days, Democrats will stage their virtual 2020 National...

The Keckley Report – Primary Care Gatekeeping Plus Capitation: Is it the right combination?

Last Thursday, Chicago-based Oak Street Health (OSH) became the latest healthcare services company to become a publicly traded corporation. Its underwriters set its share...

The Keckley Report – The Value in Healthcare Act: What does it mean?

Friday, the Value in Health Care Act of 2020 was introduced by U.S. Representatives Peter Welch, Suzan DelBene, and Darin LaHood. Its focus is...

The Keckley Report – Outsiders are looking beyond the pandemic: The four vulnerabilities they...

Healthcare delivery in the U.S. is big business: annual spending for hospitals, physicians, allied health professionals, post-acute services and the prescriptions and tests they...

The Keckley Report – Is Gilead’s price for remdesivir fair?

Last week, Gilead Sciences announced pricing for its breakthrough Covid-19 drug remdesivir (brand name Veklury) approved by the FDA for emergency use in May.

The Keckley Report – Medpac Report to Congress: No surprises but incomplete

Ina letter to Vice President Pence and House Speaker Pelosi last week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission conveyed its annual report to Congress: “Medicare...

The Keckley Report – The Independent Practice of Medicine: Pipe Dream or Realistic Aim for...

Last weekend. Susan Bailey, MD, an allergist and immunologist from Forth Worth, Texas, was sworn in as the 175th President of the American Medical...

The Keckley Report – Charity Care: Do For-Profit Hospitals Do their Fair Share?

According to the American Hospital Association, 57% of the 5198 non-federal, short-term community hospitals in the U.S. operate as private, nonprofit organizations. 25% operate...

The Keckley Report – Patient Anxiety Needs Serious Attention in Hospitals

To date, the focus for policymakers, public health officials, hospitals and physicians has been on re-opening hospitals safely. Their attention has been on the...

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SI 2021 CMIO/CNIO Summit Report

Sponsored by Hearst Health. Read how 21 professionals and guests from 16 prominent US healthcare organizations shared about their goals for more intuitive, efficient healthcare delivery in this new digital age in “Clinical Informatics: A Meeting of the Minds.”