Tag: health benefits

Posted on February 29, 2016

THE IMPACT OF HIGH DEDUCTIBLES & THE EMERGENCE OF VALUE BASED BENEFIT DESIGN: New York Times with comments by Dr. Raymond Rupert

Deductibles and co-payments are intended to make patients behave more like consumers in other parts of the economy. People who have to pay the full cost of magnetic resonance imaging on their knee, for example, might be more likely to shop around and pick the $500 one instead of the $3,000 one. Perhaps, they’ll decide […]

Posted on May 31, 2015

JUNK SCIENCE: A CASE STUDY OF THE SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE- NOT.

What a Chocolate Hoax Can Teach Us About Junk Science By Susan Rinkunas Photo: Getty Images You may have read (and vaguely believed) that dark chocolate is good for you thanks to its antioxidant content — after all, some diets even promote small amounts of chocolate as a component of a healthy eating plan. Last […]

Posted on November 18, 2013

VALUE BASED DESIGN OF BENEFITS PROGRAMS: Drs Mark Fendrick and John Ayanian

 Smarter Consumer Cost Sharing Using Clinical Nuance   The Harvard Business Review Insight Center features a blog on smarter “clinically nuanced” consumer cost-sharing by Drs. Mark Fendrick and John Ayanian,Directors of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.The Harvard Business Review Insight Center post recommends that the focus of the health care […]