An example of a successful public health campaign: U.S. Office of War Information employees received free inoculations against smallpox, as well as diphtheria and typhoid, in Washington in 1943. Credit Agence France-Presse/Library of Congress The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2018, The New York Times Company). Funding for health campaigns is surprisingly low when...

The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2018, The New York Times Company). Heart disease is the most common killer of men in the United States, and high blood pressure is one of the greatest risk factors for heart disease. Despite knowing this for some time, we have had a hard time getting patients...

Medicaid is in the news every day. People, politicians, policymakers, providers, and payers are expressing points of view ranging from kill it to expand it. Unfortunately, most people are not well informed about what Medicaid is. I would like to help on the informing part of the issue by describing...

The payment landscape is shifting dramatically in the US health care industry and this has serious implications for the survival of providers. With the volume-to-value transformation, traditional fee-for-service payments are being replaced with a financial incentive framework that rewards for improved quality and outcomes. Although this impacts only Medicare payments...