Payer+Provider in the News – Q4 2012

BOSTON– December 26, 2012: During October, November, and December 2012, Payer+Provider Syndicate experts were frequently featured in the media. Dr. Apurv Gupta was featured in an article in Brown Medicine Magazine about his role in Brown’s forthcoming Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership Program. An active member of the Indian American community, Dr. Gupta was also profiled by the Smithsonian Institution’s Indian American Heritage Project and in an article on Movers and Shakers in Medicine published by Lokvani.

Dr. Adam Powell was featured in a number of articles as well. In October, Becker’s ASC Review interviewed Dr. Powell to discuss how ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) can become a disruptive force in the healthcare market. The resulting article was one of the top ten most read articles on the site throughout the month of October, and subsequently appeared in the print edition of Becker’s ASC Review. Speaking of repeat appearances, an October issue of the Accountable Care Update eNewsletter summarized Dr. Powell’s September commentary on how time studies can be used to help ACOs understand their costs. Keeping with the accountability theme, Dr. Powell spoke to Healthcare Payer News about how patient navigation companies are helping consumers understand their healthcare costs.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), was a topic that Payer+Provider Syndicate frequently discussed this quarter. Adam Powell, Ph.D., was quoted in an article by The Christian Science Monitor describing how employers are reducing employee hours in response to Obamacare’s penalty for not insuring full-time employees. Dr. Powell was also quoted in a Flagstaff Business News article on health benefit exchanges. Finally, healthcare reform played a role in a recent article published by HealthLeaders Media in which Dr. Powell described how the Baylor / Scott & White hospital merger might affect healthcare costs.

Rounding out the 4th quarter, Dr. Powell continued in his role as a contributing expert at dailyRx. In this capacity, he commented on a series of articles summarizing health economic assessments.  Namely, he commented on an article on the relative cost-effectiveness of using individual and family therapy to treat depression, an article estimating the financial impact of cancer on employers, and an article examining the impact of Medicaid status on hospital length of stay.

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