A new Schaeffer Center study in Science shows when a clinician is given information about a patient’s fatal overdose caused by prescription opioids, they decrease their opioid prescribing.
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Payment and Delivery-System Reform — The Next Phase
In The New England Journal of Medicine, Paul Ginsburg discusses the next phase of value-based payment systems and how healthcare payers and purchasers can ensure providers' past investments become permanent reforms to the payment and care delivery process.
Multidimensional Comparison of Countries’ Adaptation to Societal Aging
Overall, Norway and Sweden rank first in adaptation to aging, followed by the U.S., The Netherlands, and Japan. Central and eastern European countries rank at the bottom, with untapped potential for successful aging.
Trump Might Actually Lower Drug Prices
The Trump administration may succeed in lowering drug prices, Dana Goldman and Anupam Jena write in The Washington Post, by fostering competition and innovation, and possibly ending kickbacks in the supply chain.
Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Diabetes Medications
States that expanded Medicaid saw a 40 percent increase in prescription fills for common diabetes drugs in 2014-2015 according to the study in Health Affairs.
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A Conversation with Seema VermaThe USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will host Seema Verma, the Administrator of CMS, for a discussion about Medicare Part D and what can be done to improve the program. Following her presentation, Ms. Verma will sit down with USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics Director Dana Goldman for an interview. A panel of experts will then discuss the Administrator’s comments and related issues in the Medicare Part D program.Date of event:
Schaeffer Center Distinguished Lecture: Charles F. ManskiCharles F. Manski, PhD, is a professor in economics at Northwestern University. His research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and analysis of public policy. Manski will speak on his latest paper, "Reasonable Patient Care Under Uncertainty."Date of event: