December Links

Medicaid reimbursement access and health outcomes. Where to move to in old age. The cost of Alzheimer’s to Medicaid managed care. The impact of the soda tax. Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program performance explained: “74.3% to 86.5% of the improvement in ERRs [excess readmission ratio] for penalized hospitals was explained by RTM [regression to the mean].”

Do generic drugs cost too little?

Much of my blog discusses the value of new, innovative treatments.  In the current patent environment, drug patents expire and low cost generics enter the market.  This results in huge surplus value accruing to consumers.  However, those benefits only occur if the supply of effective, low-cost generic medication reach patients.  Unfortunately, that is not always…