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Brian Klepper on predatory health care

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September 23, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

Brian Klepper, CEO of The National Business Coalition on Health, has written a good piece on tackling predatory healthcare.

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Would a Single Payer System Be Good for America?

Would a Single Payer System Be Good for America?

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May 17, 2014

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POLICY:

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.

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Getting Beyond Fee-For-Service

Getting Beyond Fee-For-Service

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December 2, 2013

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POLICY, PROVIDERS:

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.

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Predatory Health Care

Predatory Health Care

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November 22, 2013

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Costs, SYSTEMS:

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.

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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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