Jordan Harmon

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Community Announcement

Feb. 23, 2016
Dear Costs of Care community members, We are sad to announce the closing of the Costs of Care GHD Online Community. We want to thank you for being a member of the Costs of Care community for the past few years. We will be archiving the Costs of Care community, ...
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Reducing Health Care Costs Through Early Intervention On Mental Illnesses

Jan. 30, 2016
In a recent Health Affairs article, Claire de Oliveira examined a large group of Canadian patients to find out why individuals with mental health conditions were costlier to treat than those without mental health conditions. They found that the average cost for a “mental health high-cost patient” was roughly 33 ...
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Reply to “Geriatricians help control healthcare costs”

Jan. 29, 2016
Thanks September- a great issue to discuss for sure. I wonder if the care that was previously provided by Geriatricians is being covered by other specialists for the older generation. The article raises the question of whether the specialty is needed since older patients just have more of the same ...

Reply to Asymmetrical value-based insurance designs won’t work

Jan. 15, 2016
While lowering a patients out of pocket costs is a Nobel effort, there is so much more that goes into "value" and perceived value. As he correctly states, it does nothing to lower over utilization and other factors that drive costly care to the patient. It's important that patients out ...

Reply to The Experts Were Wrong About the Best Places for Better and Cheaper Health Care

Dec. 17, 2015
See link below. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/15/upshot/the-best-places-for-better-cheaper-health-care-arent-what-experts-thought.html?_r=0


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