April 2013 | Volume 96 | Issue 4
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ON THE COVER
Hospitals and clinics struggle to tell patients what things cost.
BY SUZY FRISCH
Public program snapshot
How Minnesota’s public health insurance programs are changing under the ACA.
BY KIM KISER
Finally, a policy on policies
After months of waiting to find out which health benefits are essential, insurers are now scrambling to comply with the fed’s requirements.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
Troubles for teaching programs
Clinical training sites adapt to funding cuts they hope will be temporary.
BY HOWARD BELL
Care of the Frail Elder: The Nexus of Geriatrics and Palliative Care
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY ABDULLAH LADHA, M.B.B.S., SAURABH SHARMA, M.B.B.S., JOHN A. BATSIS, M.B.B.CH., GREGORY A. HANSON, M.D., AND KEITH M. SWETZ, M.D., M.A.
Value-Based Purchasing for Physician Services
BY BRYAN E. DOWD, PH.D., SHRIRAM PARASHURAM, M.S., TAMI SWENSON, M.S., ROBERT KANE, M.D., ROBERT COULAM, PH.D., AND DAVID KNUTSON, M.A.
Measuring Medical Productivity to Gauge the Value of Medicare
BY STEPHEN T. PARENTE, PH.D.
The C.A.S.E. Approach: Guidance for Talking with Vaccine-Hesitant Parents
BY ROBERT M. JACOBSON, M.D., F.A.A.P., LINDA VAN ETTA, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., AND LYNN BAHTA, R.N.
Cesareans and savings, U health programs rank highly, the value of the annual physical, payment reform manifesto
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
ClearWay’s David Willoughby, MMA kicks off policy forums, MMA news briefs.
Lost in translation
A simple lesson about our emergency system might have saved a life.
BY KRISTINA KROHN, M.D., AND PATRICIA WALKER, M.D., DTM&H
How a single-payer system can save health care in the United States.
BY DAVE DVORAK, M.D., M.P.H.
Paying for and delivering pregnancy care
It’s time to revamp the care delivery and payment model to improve the value of pregnancy care.
BY STEVE CALVIN, M.D., AND AMY ROMANO, C.N.M.
A POEM BY MICHAEL SHREVE, M.D.