Category: Viewpoints – Guest Blogs

MACRA, Physicians, and “Big Med”


By: Rick Mayes, Ph.D. Medicare Payment Policy Matters (a Lot) Medicare is the most important player in the annual battles over who controls the manner in which medical care is…

How are we responding to the opioid crisis?


By: Margaret C. Tracci, MD, JD The Scale of the Problem Over the past two decades, the abuse and diversion of prescription opioids has grown to epidemic proportions. In 2009,…

Actions Have Consequences: The 2018 ACA Open Enrollment


By: Carolyn Long Engelhard, MPA Today marks the beginning of the fifth enrollment period for the availability of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  For the first time since…