Tag Archives: health care

What Will CVS Health Do With Omnicare?

CVS Health operating income decreased 5.8% primarily due to a $431 million goodwill impairment charge associated with the long-term care business in the three months ended September 30, 2021

The Single Most Important Chart in US Health Care (rebooted)

Note that we did not say it’s the single most important chart in all of US health care spending. Because it’s more than that. The magnitude of the difference in health treatment spending that The Most Important Chart encompasses illustrates that the hodgepodge of services and products we lump together as “health care” are widely divergent […]

Vizient Launches Next Generation eCommerce Exchange

Vizient Launches Next Generation eCommerce Exchange Growing trends in group healthcare group purchasing/procurement include hospitals and health systems creating new supply chain management organizations and new market entrants developing procurement platforms to make purchasing of healthcare and pharmaceutical products easier and more cost-efficient. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the […]

Choosing a Health Plan Is Hard, Even for a Health Economist

Greg Judd’s Insight: Frakt is frequently an “I’m soooo smarter than you” kind of writer, but this is an almost charmingly modest first-person account of the difficulty with health coverage “markets”. I have to admit that I’m a bit surprised he didn’t boil his process down to some version of “so I realized I needed […]