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By Faith Hill On Dec. 12, the U.S. House voted to pass legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug costs with pharmaceutical companies. The legislation — known as the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, or simply H.R. 3 — passed on a largely party-line vote. It’s a priority for Congressional Democrats, […]

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By J. Adrian Stanley Capitated payments. Value-based care. Fee-for-service. While they have wonky names, health care payment models — how your health insurer pays your doctor, or the group/company that your doctor works for or contracts with — have a tremendous impact on the quality of care you receive and bills mailed to you afterward. […]