Franklin Pierce White Papers

H.R. 1086 Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2009

Posted on 05/19/2009 by admin

Lorrie Hillsgrove, Judith Montmarquet, Melissa Sears
Editor: Melonie Bickford
The Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2009 is intended to improve current access to health care while creating a reduction of liability for Health care providers. H.R. Bill 1086 aims to reduce litigation, reduce liability, create faster resolution of claims, increase the patients’ portion [...]

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Cost Shifting: The Cyclical Inflation And Subsequent Erosion Of The Health Care System

Posted on 04/24/2009 by admin

by Peter Brodie, MBA student; Thomas Crawford, MBA; Scott Fabry, MBA student;
Cindy Hayes, MBA student; Heather Hodgeman, MBA student; Martin Green, PhD
The increasing cost of health care has become a bipartisan theme for local, state, and national politicians, and will inevitably culminate in systemic health care reform. It is unsettling that the focus is on [...]

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Large Medical Malpractice Law Suits Still A Problem In Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont

Posted on 09/24/2008 by admin

Martin Green, PhD and Heather Pixley, MBA Candidate

The growing number of medical malpractice suits has been a longtime concern in the United States, and is documented as early as December 1957 in an article that states “the unprecedented rapid rise in the number of malpractice actions brought against physicians demands that practitioners of medicine and [...]

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Are Financial Incentives A Reasonable Method to Improve Quality In Healthcare?

Posted on 03/21/2008 by admin

Pati Wheeler
There have been many different attempts to improve quality in healthcare. There are many thoughts on how to make this happen. One innovative way to do this is by providing financial incentives to physicians and to hospitals for higher quality. Many people call these pay for performance incentives. A physician does a good quality [...]

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