Kip Piper on Twitter:

On Twitter, Kip Piper tweets at @KipPiper.  With over 40,000 followers on Twitter, Kip tweets often on Medicare, Medicaid, health reform, and health care industry issues, including:

  1. Affordable Care Act (ACA) issues, such as Health Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid coverage expansion, and impact of the ACA on healthcare industries, including health insurers, pharma, biotech, hospitals, and physicians.
  2. Medicare issues, such as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit, hospital and physician reimbursement, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Medicare coverage decisions, federal legislation and rules, and Medicare innovation projects.
  3. Medicaid issues including state Medicaid reform efforts, Medicaid health plans, Medicaid managed care expansion, integrated care for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles, Medicaid eligibility expansion under ACA, Medicaid budgets and ost containment, and Medicaid innovation projects.
  4. Healthcare payment reform, including shared savings, bundled payment, global fees, value-based purchasing, and pay for performance (P4P).
  5. Healthcare care delivery reform and quality improvement, including patient-centered medical homes, evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness research (CER), and patient safety.
  6. Issues affecting health plans, physicians, hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device and diagnostics firms, and health information technology firms.
  7. Rules, proposed rules, policies, and budgets of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), and HHS Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT).
  8. Interesting new articles, reports, and studies on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform, with links to new documents.

Twitter is a great way to keep tabs on:

  • Hot issues in health reform / Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid.
  • Federal agencies such as CMS and FDA.
  • Health care industry, including health insurers, pharma and biotech manufacturers, hospitals and health systems, physicians, medical device makers, and health information technology.

Follow Kip Piper on Twitter @Kip Piper.