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Senior Consultant, Freedman HealthCare, LLC

Mary Jo Condon, MPPA, sees information and collaboration as the foundation for improving our nation’s healthcare system.

Continuing Medical Education Program Helps Physicians Communicate with Patients about Care Appropriateness and Variation in Cost

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), the independent regulatory agency nationally-recognized for its work to advance cost transparency, had a solution to address high spending on MRIs for low back pain. Trouble was, it was a solution for the wrong problem. MHCC proposed generating cost comparison data on MRIs facility fees, but physicians quickly pointed...Read more