The Workers Comp Insider hosts this week’s edition of the Health Wonk Review. My favorite posts include:
- Skepticism on private health providers pledge to cut $2 trillion in costs: here, here and here.
- Wellcare is a publicly-help company whose revenues come from government contracts and who pumped $2.4-million into the Florida political system in the ’04 and ’06 cycles. MedicaidFrontPage (Ppb) gets an “‘icky’ feeling when a contractor of one branch of government uses money to lobby another branch of government.“
- The typical primary care doctor may need to coordinate care with 229 doctors across 117 different practices.
- A hacker stole 8 million electronic patient records in Virginia. This looks to be the downside of EMR.