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<p>This weekend, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss performance-based vs. procedure-based payments in hospitals, DNR orders outside the hospital and medical technology in the health-care system.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Nov. 1

The program:

Mark Wynn, former director of payment policy demonstrations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will discuss the results of a four-year study funded by CMS that paid hospitals based on quality measures rather than procedures performed.

Greg Sachs, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will explain how DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) forms might work outside of a hospital and who they are designed to benefit.

Sound Medicine will air a new installment of “Grace Notes,” a series of first-person essays about end-of-life issues written and read by Larry Cripe, M.D., associate professor of medicine and an oncologist at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

Sound Medicine’s bioethicist Eric Meslin, Ph.D., director of the IU Center for Bioethics and Daniel Callahan, Ph.D., senior research scholar and President Emeritus of the Hastings Center, will discuss Callahan’s new book, Taming the Beloved Beast: Why Medical Technology Costs are Destroying Our Health Care System.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore the new “Smart Choice” food labels.

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Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Primary care segments are underwritten by Wishard Health Services.