Brian Klepper, CEO of The National Business Coalition on Health, has written a good piece on tackling predatory healthcare.
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On Vox, the vivacious new topical news site, staffed in part by former writers at the Washington Post Wonk Blog, Sarah Kliff writes how Donald Berwick, MD, the recent former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Founder of the prestigious Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has concluded that a single payer health system would answer many of the US’ health care woes.
What, exactly, is the incentive for health care organizations to moderate their care and cost patterns? The harsh truth is that, so long as fee-for-service reimbursement remains in place, we won’t make headway against the immense excesses that have plagued US health care.
Recently I was asked to intervene on behalf of a patient who, trapped by circumstance, was paying off an enormous bill for a lithotripsy procedure.
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.
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.
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 ›
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 ›