Bundled payments —what’s not to like from a patient’s and taxpayer’s perspective? This fee-for-service payment alternative makes healthcare more affordable, makes Medicare more solvent, and even improves quality of care. Continue Reading….
As consumers, we are all familiar with the benefits of getting a packaged deal versus paying per item (e.g., all-inclusive travel vacation deals). In the healthcare industry, the “packaged” deal Continue Reading….
In a recent blog post, I showed you how a doctor can increase his out-patient reimbursements simply by changing the ownership of the medical facility from which he delivers care. Continue Reading….
As the Republicans-controlled Congress races to repeal Obamacare (PPACA) piece-by-piece, Americans need to know some important information about Obamacare funding. Obamacare (PPACA) was designed to be budget neutral and therefore NOT add Continue Reading….
Americans need choice in health care. How many times have you heard this catchy sentence? Probably so often that you are beginning to think it is true, right? I invite you Continue Reading….
As you can see from the title of this blog post, it is not how MUCH doctors are paid that I attach to the affordability issue, but rather HOW doctors are Continue Reading….
California Proposition 61 (up for vote on the November 8, 2016 ballot) has brought the question “why should some Americans be charged lower drug prices while others are charged much more?“ Continue Reading….
When most Americans see the latest news about prescription drug price hikes (e.g., Mylan N.V.’s EpiPen), they immediately point the finger of blame at the greedy drug companies. What most Continue Reading….
I was watching television the other night and was surprised to see a commercial extolling the evils of California Proposition 61 being broadcast to me in a state far removed Continue Reading….