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Ask Dr. Parker: Why Is the Opioid Epidemic Different?

June 7, 2018

“Why is the opioid epidemic different from other epidemics, and why is it so difficult for us to deal with?” Sixty thousand Americans died during the entire Viet Nam war.  In 2016 alone, 64,000 Americans died from overdoses.  Since 2000,

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Ask Dr. Parker: The Dark Myth of the High-Deductible Plan

May 24, 2018

Do high-deductible plans really reduce healthcare costs? Yes… but at the cost of restricting healthcare to those who need it the most and can afford it the least. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the number

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Ask Dr. Parker: Tackling Social Determinants of Health in Oregon

May 17, 2018

“Social determinants of health and behavioral health can have a huge impact on health outcomes but are notoriously challenging to address.  Is anyone really trying to tackle these issues on a systemic level?” Oregon is a great example of government

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Ask Dr. Parker: What current issues concern ACO leaders?

May 3, 2018

“Now that we’re well into 2018 and making plans for the 2019 measurement year, what current issues concern ACO leaders?” There are some core concerns that always worry leaders of value based care organizations year after year: ensuring the revenues

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Highlights from Arcadia Aggregate2018

April 25, 2018

Energy! Inspiration! Cutting edge healthcare technology! Spirited conversations! New ideas! That gives you just a taste of the zeitgeist of our industry conference Arcadia Aggregate2018 – an opportunity for our customers to join us in a series of talks, presentations,

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Ask Dr. Parker: Measuring Quality Measures

March 29, 2018

“Are quality measures getting more and more complicated?  Do you think this complexity is helping us improve care?” If you work in health care, you probably have some familiarity with quality measures.  These days almost every contract between providers, hospitals