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Klepper Interview at the World Health Care Congress 4/07/14

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The RUC (Again): Is there a Light at the End of the Tunnel? A Conversation with Brian Klepper

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David Harlow Posted August 13, 2013 on HealthBlawg Recently, there were a couple of breathless articles about the RUC (Relative Value Scale Update Committee) published in The Washington Post and The Washington Monthly, reporting as news the…

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Hurtling Down the Road To Ruin

Brian Klepper and David C. Kibbe Posted 6/21/13 on Medscape Internal Medicine A recent New York Times article that focused on colonoscopies highlighted the questionable science, predatory unit pricing, and overutilization that characterize this procedure and much of US healthcare. Patients get routine screenings that, … Continue reading

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Who Will Speak For Physicians and Their Patients?

Brian Klepper Posted 8/29/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog Dr. George Lundberg has an important article on Medpage Today that deserves the thoughtful consideration of every American physician. He argues that the American Medical Association, a successful and representative organization for many … Continue reading

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Will the Bubble Burst?

Brian Klepper Posted 8/19/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog My recent 3-hour outpatient prostate biopsy generated nearly $25,000 in charges. My health plan will probably settle for four to five thousand dollars – this is the real market value – … Continue reading

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The Game’s Not Over, and It May Not Even Be The Real Game

Brian Klepper Posted 6/29/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog Like most health law watchers, I was surprised by yesterday’s decision. I’m sure that on this issue, as with everything else, zealous responses rationalize the result and split the country … Continue reading

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Galvanizing Primary Care’s Power: A Call For A New Society

Brian Klepper Posted 6/25/12 on Medscape’s Care & Cost Blog The dream of reason did not take power into account – modern medicine is one of those extraordinary works of reason – but medicine is also a world of power. Paul Starr, The … Continue reading

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