Joanne Conroy, MD

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Data Alone Does Not Make Health Care Pricing Meaningful

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new data on May 8, showing significant variation in what hospitals charge for inpatient services. The release is part of a health care transparency initiative designed to help patients compare charges for common procedures. Increasing transparency is an important step toward effective health care reform, ...

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Time’s Brill Persuasive but “Bitter Pill” Misdiagnoses Health Care Ills

The Feb. 20 Time magazine article by Steve Brill highlights the very real challenges people have navigating our health system. Specifically, it highlights individuals who have no health insurance or inadequate insurance coverage. One of the primary questions the author poses is, “Why are our prices so high?” Uwe Reinhardt wrote a great 2006 article in Health ...

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