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Patient Satisfaction: Who’s Paying the Price for Happy Patients?

I admit I was skeptical when I first heard about the patient satisfaction component to Medicare reimbursement that was part of the Affordable Care Act. I still am a bit. I definitely think patients should be satisfied with their experiences and get the best care they can get, but I’ve often felt like institutional attempts to make patients happy are attempts to cover up for poor patient care.

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A New Era of Value-Driven Pharmaceuticals

You may have heard of value-based medicine, but are we entering a new era of value-based medications or value-driven pharma?

Spreading risk and payment to different members of the health care value chain is beginning to make it apparent to more people and organizations that resources are finite. Patients and their physicians are starting to ask which treatments are worth the cost and have best likelihood of adherence.

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