Policy analysis by Kip Sullivan
Kip Sullivan is one of HCA-MN’s policy advisors.
Rep Jayapal and Sen Sanders Have Introduced Medicare For All Bills: One Is a Lot Better Than the Other
Two bills that are called “Medicare for all” bills by their supporters have just been introduced in Congress. On February 27, Representative Pramila Jayapal introduced
On the morning of December 21, I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an op-ed that said almost exactly what I had
Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population
MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A
Egged on by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Congress has imposed multiple pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes on the fee-for-service Medicare program. MedPAC recommended most of
Kip Sullivan continues his thoughts on reducing health care costs.
In Part 3, Sullivan takes a look at solutions to reducing health care costs.
There is no meaningful difference between the performance of Medicare ACOs that accept only upside risk (the chance to make money) and ACOs that accept
Download a PDF of this report. Overview The most important defects in Bernie Sanders’ “single payer” bill, S 1804, are: The absence of budgets for
Kip Sullivan, J.D. is a health policy expert and frequent blogger. He has been a Minnesota-based organizer and researcher on healthcare issues for more than
ACOs suffer astonishingly high turnover rates among their doctors and patients; their patients are unusually healthy; and those unusually healthy ACO patients constitute about 5