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February 2015

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, click here.

October 2014

The Center has updated its TennCare Timeline to include major events and milestones to October 2014.  Read it here.

August 2014

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.

June 2014

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.

April 2014

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 04/09/2014Four 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.

October 2013

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.

June 2013

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.

January 2013

Dr. Cyril Chang, Professor of Economics and the Director of Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, was interviewed and quoted extensively by, 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.

November 2012

“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.

August 2012

A new report, “Non-urgent ED Use in Shelby County, Tennessee” has been released.  Read it here.

July 2012

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.

May 2012

The Center has released a new report, “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Shelby County, Tennessee, 2009.” Click here to download a copy.

April 2012

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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