The Long and Winding Road to Healthcare Price Transparency

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH When Steven Brill published ‘Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us‘ in 2013 he brought national attention via a series of personal stories that served to reveal the complex dysfunction inherent in our healthcare delivery and financing system. A veritable ‘conundrum‘ created over the decades of layering managed care […]

The Journey to an Accountable Delivery System

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Colleague and industry veteran Jim Hansen penned a blog post some time ago titled: ‘Accountable Care 2.0: It’s a Journey, Not a Program’, and we followed up with Jim via an interview: ‘The ACO Narrative: ‘Accountable Care 2.0 is a Journey, Not a Program’ or ‘ObamaCare is Toast’?’. Shortly thereafter […]

2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Integrated Delivery Systems

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Is the ‘old new again’? Some would say absolutely! However, there is a twist. May 7th and 8th 2014 the World Healthcare Congress (agenda here) convenes the 2nd in their leadership summit series on ‘integrated delivery systems’, alternately known as ‘IDN’s (integrated delivery networks) at the Hilton Resort on Mission […]