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How Should Doctors Be Paid? Physician Compensation and Role of Government

The Yale Healthcare Improvement Group invites you to attend the 2014 Yale Healthcare Debate. This year's debate will feature a panel of speakers on the topic "How Should Doctors Be Paid? The Future of Physician Compensation and the Role of Government."

What: How Should Doctors Be Paid? The Yale Healthcare Debate
When: Monday, April 7th - hot hors d'oeuvres served at 5:30pm, debate from 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Yale School of Medicine Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street
How: Please RSVP at

Moderator: Howard P. Forman, MD, MBA, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Public Health (Health Policy), Management, and Economics at Yale University.


Zack Cooper, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and of Economics at Yale University, and will represent the position that public policy must drive payment innovation in healthcare.

John R. Graham is a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and will represent the position that fee-for-service would work well in healthcare if not tied to the 3rd party payer system.

Neil B. Minkoff, MD is a former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission and will represent the position that innovative payment models should be developed by the free market.

Robert Nordgren, MD, MBA, MPH, is the CEO of Northeast Medical Group and a Senior Vice President of Yale New Haven Health System, and will represent the position that salaried models work well in healthcare.

Brought to you by the YSM Healthcare Improvement Group/IHI Open School Chapter, and sponsored by the Benjamin Rush Institute, Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate, Yale Healthcare Life Sciences Club, and Yale Healthcare Collective. Please contact with any questions.