Clinical Scenario Your first patient of the day is a 59-year-old man with advanced stage IV head and neck cancer, who will be meeting with you and his medical oncologist in a discussion regarding future management of his recurrent and metastatic cancer. In spite of chemo-radiation therapy, surgical excision, and adjuvant immunotherapy, the patient’s cancer […]
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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed a massive tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that will impact nearly every individual and business in America. While the bill makes sweeping revisions to existing tax provisions, it will also largely impact the health industry. Individual Mandate Repealed The bill repeals the individual mandate established in […]
Most otolaryngologists likely have heard about reference pricing, the relatively nascent concept that a payer—be it a person, a plan, or a pension fund—contributes a set amount toward specific procedures. The most public example of the model is the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), which in 2011 began using the concept to determine what […]
What incremental costs are associated with head and neck cancer (HNCa), and how do they compare with the costs associated with other common cancers?