Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Andy Carter

How Obamacare is helping to fix a problem with mammograms in Bucks County

Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:00 AM
There’s a big problem with mammograms in Bucks County. Four out of every ten women who should be getting a yearly mammogram aren’t. They’re forgoing a chance to detect a serious health problem early on, when it’s easier to take care of and recover from. The Affordable Care... Read more

Are hospitals putting themselves out of a job?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 AM
Some hospital leaders call it “demand destruction.” Instead of focusing only on treating people when they are seriously ill—and need to be in the hospital—hospitals are working to keep people healthy and out of the hospital. To reduce demand for intensive (and expensive) inpatient... Read more

How to deal with (and avoid) an unexpected hospital bill

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 AM
Everyone is trying to cut down on health care spending—consumers, employers who offer health benefits, insurers, and the federal government. As a result, new kinds of health insurance plans are being developed. Some have low monthly premiums but high deductibles and co-pays. Some plans offer... Read more

Preparing for Obamacare’s next open enrollment — five things you should know

Monday, October 6, 2014, 6:00 AM
Open enrollment for buying or changing plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins November 15, 2014, and runs through February 15, 2015. During this time, the health plans offered on the Marketplace are “open” and accepting new people. Uninsured people and others who did not use the... Read more

Brave hospitals, rising to the challenge of Obamacare

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 AM
Acts of bravery take place in hospitals every day, when staff must communicate information about life-threatening illnesses or help grieving family members respect a patient’s end-of-life wishes. But the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is also challenging hospitals to be organizationally... Read more

Can Obamacare Save U.S. From Gap in Mental Health Care? Philadelphia Hospitals Counting on It

Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:00 AM
Many hospital leaders have shared with me a common scenario that demonstrates unfortunate gaps in the way we care for people with behavioral health conditions. All too often, people who struggle with these conditions, but who do not have insurance, turn in desperation to hospital emergency rooms when... Read more
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Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor, School of Law & Drexel School of Public Health
Jeffrey Brenner, MD Founder of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Healthcare
Andy Carter President & CEO, The Hospital & Healthsystem Assoc. of Pa.
Robert B. Doherty Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy American College of Physicians
David Grande, MD, MPA Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Tine Hansen-Turton Chief Strategy Officer of Public Health Management Corporation
Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH Director of Health Policy Program at the Jefferson School of Population Health
Antoinette Kraus Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Laval Miller-Wilson Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project
David B. Nash, MD, MBA Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D. Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics and Public Policy at The Wharton School
Howard J. Peterson, MHA Managing Partner of TRG Healthcare, a national healthcare consulting firm
Paula L. Stillman, MD, MBA Healthcare consultant with special expertise in population health and disease management
Elizabeth A. W. Williams Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Independence Blue Cross
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