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New Report: ndp analytics Urges No More Surprises for Patients

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 settembre 2019

With concern over surprise medical bills nearing a tipping point nationwide, ndp analytics, a strategic economic and communications research firm, announced today the release of its latest report, “An Assessment of the CBO Cost Estimate of S. 1895: The Unintended Economic Consequences of the Proposed Price Control System”. This timely research cautions against the rate setting mandate contained in S. 1895, legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate called the Lower Health Care Costs Act. While the bill aims to address these unexpected healthcare costs, its actual outcomes would be bleak. The legislation would not only allow government to fix healthcare prices, but also place undue burdens on doctors, hospitals, and most importantly, patients.According to Dr. Nam Pham, managing partner at ndp analytics and co-author of the report, “One out of every two adults in America has opened their mail in disbelief due to one of these surprise charges. Thankfully, there is almost unanimous consent among policymakers and regulators that something must be done. Yet this Senate legislation, which proposes to use a median in-network rate as the benchmark for out-of-network providers, is not the answer. This approach will drain the number of practicing physicians, reduce the quality of care, and increase costs.” The report also highlights examples of better alternatives to curb surprise medical bills. ndp analytics’ Mary Donovan, the report’s other co-author, states, “It is important to note that some models, such as New York’s, have already made strides on this issue. For example, the state uses a neutral database unaffiliated with any one insurance company to define costs. It also uses the independent dispute resolution system that relies on market – not government – based rates. This works for all parties – insurers, doctors, and patients alike.”

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New report

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 marzo 2009

A new report published this week underlines the power of international higher education partnerships, particularly in times of economic downturn and increasing competition in higher education. The report – published by the American Council on Education (ACE) – is based on the outcomes of last years 11th Transatlantic Dialogue meeting organised by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), ACE, and EUA which brought together university leaders from North America and Europe.The report concludes that partnerships between institutions are an important tool for higher education leaders to be “creative and adaptive in an environment where expectations are increasing and resources decreasing”. In this environment, the report notes, “going it alone may not be useful as a dominant strategy”.Underlining that institutions are increasingly recognising the need to partner in a variety of ways, the report explores five key issues: the motivation to initiate and maintain partnerships; the economics of cooperation; conflicts inherent in cooperation; the role of government; and issues related to the special case of partnerships with the private sector.The report provides specific hands-on advice on how to develop, negotiate and implement joint ventures with other HE institutions, governments and private companies, outlining the leadership qualities and institutional characteristics that are vital to the establishment and maintenance of successful partnerships.

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