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Long-acting forms of contraception (think IUDs, or hormone implants that go under the skin) have long been available. But despite their effectiveness and ease of use, it’s been a tumultuous road to public acceptability, according to Vector Blog’s Tom Ulrich.
With the announcement that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin auditing 100% of expensive cardiovascular and orthopedic procedures in certain states earlier this week, we see their final transformation from the beneficent health care funding bosom for seniors to health care rationer, according to cardiologist Dr. Westby Fisher.
At yesterday’s IHI conference, I was asked to serve as a panelist for the CEO Summit. We began the day with an inspirational case study from outside the health care industry – the transformation of US News and World report from a paper-based subscription model to a diverse web-centric family of products, wrote BIDMC’s Dr. John Halamka.