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Facilitating Interoperability

Facilitating Interoperability

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October 20, 2013

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IT, Klepper, Technology in healthcare:

Two difficult but solvable structural problems block our exchange of health care information. The technology is now readily available to facilitate interoperability. Now we need a financial incentive to bring it to fruition in the common interest.

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A Better Way To Manage Care and Cost

A Better Way To Manage Care and Cost

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October 13, 2013

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Costs, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Payment:

New firms are being founded that create value for clients by isolating and disrupting as many distinct mechanisms of health care excess as possible, thus driving appropriate care and cost.

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The RUC Is Bad Medicine: It Has To Go

The RUC Is Bad Medicine: It Has To Go

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August 16, 2013

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health advocacy, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Medical Ethics, POLICY:

Brian Klepper Posted 8/12/13 on Medscape Business of Medicine “One of the biggest mistakes we made … is that we took the RUC … back in 1992… Read More ›

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Why Congress Should Pass The Accuracy In Medicare Physician Payment Act

Why Congress Should Pass The Accuracy In Medicare Physician Payment Act

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August 10, 2013

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Costs, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Payment:

Brian Klepper and Paul Fischer Posted 8/9/13 on The Health Affairs Blog With the recent release of two mainstream exposes, one in the Washington Post and another in… Read More ›

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Hurtling Down the Road to Ruin

Hurtling Down the Road to Ruin

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June 24, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Klepper, POLICY:

Brian Klepper and David C. Kibbe Posted 6/21/13 on Medscape Internal Medicine A recent New York Times article that focused on colonoscopies highlighted the questionable science, predatory unit pricing, and… Read More ›

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Physicians, Health Systems and the Drive for Market Dominance

Physicians, Health Systems and the Drive for Market Dominance

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May 23, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Medical Ethics, Payment, POLICY:

Brian Klepper Posted 5/23/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Several physicians have reached out recently to discuss attractive employment offers from health systems. They are… Read More ›

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Driving Health Care That Works With Strong Carrots and Sticks

Driving Health Care That Works With Strong Carrots and Sticks

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May 9, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Klepper, Patient experience, Payment:

Brian Klepper Posted 5/09/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog On a recent call with a large manufacturer, my company’s team expected to describe how we develop primary care… Read More ›

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How Physician Practices Can Prepare For A Health Care Marketplace

How Physician Practices Can Prepare For A Health Care Marketplace

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April 22, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Payment, Physician Burnout, POLICY:

Brian Klepper Posted 4/21/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog What is the path forward for physicians who want to remain in private practice, outside the… Read More ›

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Seriously Testing the Waters

Seriously Testing the Waters

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April 11, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Payment:

Brian Klepper Published April 2013 in Accountable Care News If necessity is the mother of invention, then tentativeness and ambiguity are the parents of procrastination. In health… Read More ›

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When Employers Get Serious About Managing Health Care Risk

When Employers Get Serious About Managing Health Care Risk

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April 7, 2013

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Change Management, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Medicine: wellness & disease, Payment, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals:

Brian Klepper Posted 4/07/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Last week I visited with Gary Rost, an unassumingly knowledgeable man and the Executive Director of… Read More ›

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Why Only Business Can Save America From Health Care

Why Only Business Can Save America From Health Care

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March 24, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Klepper, Payment:

Brian Klepper Posted 3/24/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog For a large and growing number of us with meager or no coverage, health care is… Read More ›

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The Reality of Health Care Cost

The Reality of Health Care Cost

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March 23, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Klepper, Patient experience:

Brian Klepper Posted 3/22/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog This beautifully written letter was forwarded after an interview with me on health care cost appeared… Read More ›

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Why EHRs Really Haven’t Made Us Healthier: A Response To Glen Tullman

Why EHRs Really Haven’t Made Us Healthier: A Response To Glen Tullman

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March 19, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Innovation/innovative companies, Klepper, Technology in healthcare:

Brian Klepper Recently-fired Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman waxed progressive in a self-promotional Forbes article last week, describing the ways past and forward for electronic health records (EHRs) and… Read More ›

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Truth at the End of Life

Truth at the End of Life

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March 9, 2013

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Death and Dying, Klepper:

Elaine Waples Posted 3/5/13 on the TEDMED Blog Elaine Waples and her Husband, Brian Klepper Most of us have spent some time thinking about our own… Read More ›

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A Broader Approach To Managing Health Care Risk

A Broader Approach To Managing Health Care Risk

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February 15, 2013

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Change Management, Klepper, Medicine: wellness & disease, Payment:

Brian Klepper Posted 2/15/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Health care’s purchasers crave certainty. But complexity – and therefore uncertainty – rules. Assurances… Read More ›

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