The Center will host Dr. Marjie Harbracht of HealthTeamWorks, a Denver-based multi-stakeholder
collaborative working to redesign healthcare delivery system, as speaker for the Health
Care Research Journal Club. She will discuss patient-centered medical homes on February
25, 2015, at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. For more information,
The Center has updated its TennCare Timeline to include major events and milestones
to October 2014. Read it here.
The Center has made available sources of useful information on the impacts of ObamaCare
reform on Tennessee and the Memphis area. Use this link to access them.
Shelby County Health Statistics
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is a collaborative program between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Visit this site for health statistics for the 95 counties in Tennessee and their rankings. Here
are two useful reports about Shelby County, Tennessee. Here and Here.
Dr. Chang, the Director of Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, was
quoted at length in an April 9, 2014, Memphis Commercial Appeal article by reporter Kevin McKenzie about the release of
Medicare doctor reimbursement data by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid. This was
followed by a second article in the Nashville paper, the Tennessean, on the same topic on 04/09/2014. Four days later on 04/13/2014, The Chattanooga Press Free Press published a long news analysis article on the controversy
surrounding the release of Medicare doctor data and quoted Dr. Chang extensively.
Dr. Cyril Chang, The Director of the Center, published an op-ed article on health
care and free market. The article appeared in the October 13, 2013, edition of the
Memphis Commercial Appeal. Click here to read.
The Center was in the news. Reporter Kevin McKenzie of the Memphis Commercial Appeal
quoted the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics at length in an article
about high-deductible health plans. Click here to read.
The Center was recently awarded a research grant to study the economic burden of hypertension,
infant mortality and end-of-life care in Memphis and Shelby County. He will also investigate
the returns on investment in investing in hypertension and infant mortality prevention
and in the improvement of end-of-life care. Dr. Chang, who is also the Director of
Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, received the grant from the
Memphis Triple Aim Project, a community-based health initiative funded by Memphis
Fast Forward and administered by Healthy Memphis Common Table.
Dr. Cyril Chang, Professor of Economics and the Director of Methodist Le Bonheur Center
for Healthcare Economics, was interviewed and quoted extensively by Nooga.com, an
online news outlet covering business, government, lifestyle and sports in the Chattanooga
area. Click here to see Dr. Chang’s comments on national and local health care spending trends.
“Tennessee’s Option to Expand Medicaid Coverage: What are the issues?” Click here for a copy of this article published in the Nov/Dec 2012 Issue of Tennessee Medicine.
A new report, “Non-urgent ED Use in Shelby County, Tennessee” has been released.
Read it here.
Op-Ed Article on the Supreme Court health care decision and the road ahead: Dr. Cyril
Chang, the Director of the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, has
published an op-ed article in the July 6th edition of the Memphis Commerical Appeal.
Read it here.
WKNO radio interview: Dr. Cyril Chang was interviewed by Eleanor Boudreau of WKNO
FM 91.1 on the Supreme Court decision and whether Tennessee should accept federal
offer to expand TennCare. To listen, click here.
The Center has released a new report, “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Shelby
County, Tennessee, 2009.” Click here to download a copy.
Interested in the individual mandate controversy and the health care reform? Read
this op-ed article by Dr. Cyril Chang in the April 6, 2012, edition of the Memphis
Commercial Appeal here.
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