Payer+Provider in the News – Q1 2013

BOSTON– April 1, 2013: During the first quarter of 2013, Payer+Provider Syndicate experts were featured in approximately one article per week. Numerous journalists turned to Payer+Provider for insights on changes occurring within the healthcare industry. Adam C. Powell, Ph.D., the President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, was asked to comment on the implications of a number of national issues: changes resulting from health reform in 2013, the impact of sequestration, and the implications of rising hospital food prices. Dr. Powell was also asked to comment on issues impacting a number of different organizations. He commented on the expansion of the Highmark PCMH initiative, the financial loss suffered by Steward Healthcare, the Cleveland Clinic / CHS Alliance, and the Mayo Clinic hospital consolidation. Finally, Dr. Powell addressed a number of topics related to healthcare costs and wellness. Forbes shared his insights on wellnesss apps, Fox shared his commentary on out of network coverage, and Becker’s Hospital Review shared his thoughts on how telemedicine can alleviate the physician shortage. DailyRx featured Dr. Powell’s commentary on health clinics, overutilization of care, and variation in healthcare pricing.

Dr. Michael Housman has continued to receive recognition for his research on hiring and employee productivity. Business Insider shared his surprising finding that honest workers are at a disadvantage on the job. The Grindstone publicized his findings on the impact that managers have on the productivity of their employees.

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