Tag Archives: costs

Want Health Care Accountability? Here’s What is Possible.

Washington State does it again:  First state to require hospitals to report executive salaries in June 2013. The blog I wrote about that is still read daily. The report is updated annually. Here is the first blog on that topic:  http://oconnorreport.com/2013/06/what-hospital-executives-earn/  There … Continue reading

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Major Cost Variations Between Hospitals for Stroke Care

The Washington Health Alliance in Washington State just published a report on significant cost variations between hospitals for stroke care. While this data is only for Washington State it mirrors national practices:  http://wahealthalliance.org/new-report-on-hospital-sticker-prices-reveals-tremendous-variation-among-hospitals-for-similar-procedures-and-treatments/ This is one reason I intend to … Continue reading

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Trial against Da Vinci Robot, Medicare Costs and Benefits, Tough Week for Hospitals, HHS Fundraising, But there’s Plenty of Money out There

Health Care Technologies–Cost and safety In anticipation of the second installment on health care technology, coverage, safety and costs  coming up later this week, here is coverage of one of the first trials re: Da Vinci robotic surgery error. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020918732_robottrialxml.html … Continue reading

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Physician Payment and Quality Measures and More

 Technical Glitches In transferring materials from my old website to The O’ConnorReport, we hit a glitch last week (1/15)  in the electronic distribution.  For those of you who may not have received it, here is the link: http://oconnorreport.com/2013/01/the-cost-of-fraud-physician-payment-reform-and-in-the-works/#more-549 Important physician … Continue reading

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