I'm traveling - so not doing full postings.
A few articles of note
The Boston Globe reports that Harvard Pilgrim has identified which providers are paid the most for different services. This is not risk adjusted - but the differences are far larger than you'd expect to be eliminated by risk adjustment.
The New York Times reports that more physicians are dropping out of Medicaid because of fee cuts. The article also points out how difficult it is to care for Medicaid patients when many cash-strapped states eliminate vital benefits? How do you treat a Medicaid beneficiary with an infected tooth when dental is no longer covered? Not well, obviously.
The LA Times reports that the number of uninsured in California continues to rise rapidly - now approaching a quarter. The issue of how to pay for health care for the uninsured grows larger by the day.