On The Record (with daily recap)

Today in TIE: Reflex, TIE is thankful that Brad Flansbaum is ok (wear your seat belt!), Austin considers retail health clinics and passes on a budget calculator, Don recommends a great book, while Aaron looks at health reform, Texas style, and compares tomato sauce to fruit and is glad he skipped last week’s freak out.

On The Record (with daily recap)

Today in TIE: Reflex, Don on bundled payments and nursing, Social Security and LTC, and prices! are really important, Austin answers what happens to losing bids under competitive bidding? and the reading list is reinstated by popular demand, Aaron shows us that premiums and deductibles have gone up, up, up, Kevin considers the Pharma angle of global health, and brings his expected clarity on the FDA’s Avastin decision.

On The Record (with daily recap)

  • GAO: VA Community Living Centers: Actions Needed to Better Manage Risks to Vets Quality of Life and Care
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Recs of Special Commission on Provider Price Reform

Today in TIE: Reflex, Austin on the spreading of the competitive bidding bug (TIE ground zero?), different types of competition, and why traditional Medicare might thrive under competition, Don is planning to blog the flu, while Aaron puzzles over differential antibiotic use rates, and how hard it is to change behavior.

On The Record (with daily recap)

  • Third Way: Health Policy failsafe for the Super Committee

Today in TIE: Reflex, Austin looks at Reinhard’s latest on all payer and tells the AMA not to worry about competitive bidding, while Don pans a new Medicaid federal/state cost share formula and follows up with a bit more detail, Aaron worries about the Supreme’s review of the Medicaid expansion and Kevin talks on how to catch a plagiarizer.

On The Record (with daily recap)

  • CBO: Elmendorf testifies on economic growth & employment for 2012-13 before Senate Budget committee
  • GAO: Medicaid: New Formula Would Provide Automatic , Targeted Assistance to States during Econ Downturns
  • Kaiser: Super Committee ‘wish list’ from ~ 30 groups

Today in TIE: Reflex, Austin travels to Planet U.S. Health Care System, and gazes into his crystal ball on the individual mandate, Don wants the Super Committee to vote already, and Aaron laments Newt wanting to get rid of CBO and Rep. Bachmann saying vaccines harm people.

On The Record (with daily recap)

Today in TIE: Reflex, Austin on hospital competition, Don wonders about a business idea for Wal Mart, Aaron looks more closely as cost sharing and Austin and Aaron follow up, Kevin with some details on the Supreme Court agreeing to hear the ACA case.

On The Record (with daily recap)

  •  HRSA/HHS: Report to Sec. Sebelius of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on HPSA/MUA

Today in TIE: Reflex, Austin reviews the doc fix proposals and what must be covered under competitive bidding, Don looks more at options post-CLASS, Kevin asks who regulates the regulator? Oh, and John McDonough has a blog!