SCOTUS and the ACA: Livestreaming via @TakeActionNews

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH It’s here! Watch as we get the historic decision of SCOTUS on the Affordable Care Act. David Shuster aka @DavidShuster, and Mark Levine aka @MarkLevineTalk report from the plaza of the Supreme Court of the United States. Watch as social media delivers the decision, first and accurately via a historic live […]

Volokh Conspiracy: Final Thoughts on the Eve of the Individual Mandate Decision

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH In the interest of balance and reflecting the range of thoughtful and credible legal thinking on the ACA in general and the individual mandate in particular, I followed the link attached to this post via @EzraKlein this afternoon: @ezraklein  If the mandate falls and this proves a key moment in […]

Paul Gigot, SCOTUS and the Affordable Care Act

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH WSJ Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot handicaps the highly anticipated SCOTUS ruling following the disgusting ‘silenced majority’ ad copy piece fronting an otherwise informative clip (shame on the WSJ, they know better!). This is more evidence of the real world impact via the triumph of Citizens United and the more recent ‘we […]

A ‘Back of the Napkin-esque’ Review of the SCOTUS ACA Decision Tree

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH While trolling for interesting tidbits on the web, I came across what appears to be a simplified representation of the impact of the Court’s ruling. The original piece was offered by Emily Corwin and posted under the title ‘SCOTUS And The Affordable Care Act: An Overview.’ A deeper dive into […]

SCOTUS and the ACA: Reflections on the Judgements of the Court

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH On a special edition of ‘This Week in Accountable Care‘ we’re hosting a post ‘SCOTUS’ (Supreme Court of the United States) reflections session to consider the implications of their rulings. We’re somewhat ‘on call’ in the scheduling department but SCOTUS must announce their opinion on Thursday, June 28th shortly after […]

Un-bundling ‘the Act’: More Facts Amidst the Noise, Misinformation and Dumbed Down ‘Anger’

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH It is past time to stand for clarity in the consideration process of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aka ‘the Act.’ Even this far down the line, the benefits of the Act remain elusive to many both in and outside of the Beltway and the very limited attention […]

And ‘the Act’ is…

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Per the SCOTUS blog: Amy Howe: “We do not expect any additional opinions today, so NO health care today. Few laws have and continue to stir up such emotion, political spin and both authentic and misinformed interest. Perhaps the mood [for some of us] is best captured in the following […]

How Hospitals Can Test the Waters of Accountable Care

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Found on the Accountable Care Bulletin. Hospitals considering accountable care strategies have plenty of options to choose from, but deciding where to begin can be confusing. Joseph Damore, Vice President of Engagement and Delivery for Premier, explores how hospitals can test the waters of accountable care, from engaging staff in wellness […]

All Eyes on SCOTUS Decision Expected Later This Week?

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH We’ve been in a quiet period since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) accepted the series of challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, yet the buzz factor is up via the blogosphere, social media and both broadcast and cable news media outlets as some expect […]

Today on MU Live Radio: ACOs & Meaningful Use Connecting the Dots

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH ACOs, Meaningful Use (aka MU), the persistent ‘whitewater’ of health reform and the quest for the elusive ‘triple aim’ will be at the center of our chat today on Meaningful Use: MU Live Radio. MU Live! is a 30 minute internet talk radio show hosted by our HITECH Answers experts. Our session […]