Health Policy

June 17th, 2014

Mayo, Scottsdale hospitals concerned about impact of Medicaid expansion

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

When Gov. Jan Brewer announced her plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, one of the few hospitals in Arizona to object was the Mayo Clinic. Under the plan, Arizona would pay for its share of the expansion by taxing hospitals and using the revenue to qualify for massive amounts of federal matching […]

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Tags: Affordable care act, Capitol Times, federal matching funds, federal reimbursements, Gov. Jan Brewer, medicaid, tax


December 6th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    December 6, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: #GlutenChat, 10 News, ABA, ABC News, Affordable care act, AIDS, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera magazine, alcohol, American Board of Anesthesiology, Andy Thieman, anesthesiology residents


October 21st, 2013

Mayo Clinic Health System Pilots New Approach to Health Care

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The idea of patient-centered integrated health care is the inspiration for a new pilot program at Mayo Clinic Health System’s Family Health Clinic in La Crosse…”The bottom line is we need to change drastically no matter what the federal government does and we’ve been working hard on those changes,” said Mayo Clinic Health System CEO […]

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Tags: Dr. Tim Johnson, Family Health Clinic, integrated health care, WKTB


April 26th, 2013

Noseworthy: Not All Health Care Is Equal

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

In America, we’ve come to expect the best of everything. However, when it comes to health care, we pay more in this country than anywhere else in the world — yet the United States falls behind other countries on measures of health outcomes. Millions of Americans do not have or cannot afford the health care […]

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Tags: complex care, Dr. John Noseworthy, Health Care, intermediate care, payment model, primary care, Roll Call Opinion


April 16th, 2013

Hospitals, Insurance Companies, Pharmas: Who Benefits From the Affordable Care Act?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shocked many in and out of the healthcare industry…“Our assessment is that the Supreme Court decision on health reform will accelerate existing trends in healthcare and the marketplace,” says Dr. Patricia Simmons, executive medical director for Health Policy at the Mayo Clinic. Those trends […]

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Tags: accountability, Affordable care act, community outreach, Diversity Inc, Dr. Patricia Simmons, health reform, healthcare industry, U.S. Supreme Court


April 12th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    April 12, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: Arizona Republic, Arizona State University, ASU, azcentral.com, Breast Cancer, Cancer, CNBC, Dr. Christopher Gostout, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dr. Edith Perez, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Victor Montori


March 25th, 2013

A Choice for Employees: Get a Health Screening or Pay an Extra $600

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

CVS Caremark employees with company health insurance are being asked to take a free health screening—for basic metrics such as weight, body fat, blood pressure, and glucose levels—or have their premiums increase by $50 per month ($600 annually). ..Financial incentives, even negative ones, do seem to get people’s attention. A recent Mayo Clinic study of obese Mayo employees and dependents […]

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Tags: Bloomberg Businessweek, CVS Caremark, financial incentives, health insurance, health screening, premium increase


March 18th, 2013

The Doctor Won’t See You Now. He’s Clocked Out

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

President Obama has touted “staff models” like the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota that employ doctors and then succeed in reducing costs by closely managing what they do. When integrated delivery networks succeed, they are rarely led by a hospital. ObamaCare seeks to replicate these institutions nationwide, even though […]

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Tags: cost reduction, Geisinger Health System, integrated delivery network, Management, obamacare, President Obama, staff models, Wall Street Journal


March 15th, 2013

Hospital Pet Visiting Programs Can Unleash Healing Powers

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mayo Clinic’s personal pet visitation policy has been in place for at least 20 years at its Minnesota campus and is part of its Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, said program coordinator Barb Thomley. As is typical of hospital pet visiting programs, Mayo Clinic requires family and staff to obtain approval from the patient’s attending […]

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Tags: Barb Thomley, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Medscape Today, pet visit, pet visitation policy, pet visiting program


February 25th, 2013

Philips and Mayo Clinic partner to reduce ICU complications

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, recently awarded $16 million in funding to Mayo Clinic and Philips Research North America to partner on developing a system that will reduce ICU complications for a consortium of hospitals.  The collaborators are creating a cloud-based clinical decision […]

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Tags: Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, cloud system, DOTmed, funding, ICU complications, IntelliBridge Enterprise, Philips Research North America


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