SO WHY AREN’T ACOS DOING BETTER?

SO WHY AREN’T ACOS DOING BETTER?

Multi-disciplinary delivery systems have been around for decades. Some such as the Montefiore System in the Bronx have done extraordinarily well—others not so well. With the passage of PPACA (Obamacare) several years ago, ACOs came front and center for a new run. In PPACA, it was only for the Medicare and Medicaid programs, but the healthcare system could see the handwriting on the wall.

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SO WHAT IS THE ROLE FOR INSURERS IN REFORM?

SO WHAT IS THE ROLE FOR INSURERS IN REFORM?

Discussion is rampant regarding how providers must reform how they deliver healthcare.  Much of this focuses on changing how we pay providers–reducing the role of fee for service and increasing the role of paying for quality and outcomes, and bundled payments to rein in costs.  Not easy, but over time it will, it must, happen. … Continue reading...

LET’S TRY TO SHOP FOR HEALTHCARE

LET’S TRY TO SHOP FOR HEALTHCARE

Without getting into gender differences, most of us consider ourselves smart shoppers. And what is it that smart shoppers must know to shop smartly? How much does it cost and how good is it. Pretty simple right? But not so simple in healthcare. We individuals have been disintermediated from these basics of healthcare shopping for a number of reasons, the principal of which is that up until recently, someone else paid for it.… Continue reading...