Category: Healthcare Costs

Global Capitation: The Three Less-Obvious Vulnerabilities for Health Systems Considering Global Payments

I receive a fair number of emails and Linkedin messages from healthcare executives who are interested in global risk contracts and are looking for a some advice from the provider side. Here’s what I usually tell them: Global risk can be a very good thing for both patient care and for margins– but it’s a ...

$84,000 to Treat Hepatitis C: Making Hay While the Sun Shines

There is an interesting angle to the ongoing tooth gnashing over the price of Sovaldi, Gilead Science’s breakthrough oral antiviral therapy for Hepatitis C. For those unfamiliar with the drug, Sovaldi is a recently approved treatment for chronic Hepatitis C that costs ~$84,000 and up for a course of therapy in the US (depending on ...