Post Tagged with: "Klepper"

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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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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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Gary Rost Talks Value-Based Purchasing

High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Gary Rost Talks Value-Based Purchasing

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April 24, 2013

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Entrepreneurs, Health care & health policy, Innovation/innovative companies, Payment, People in healthcare:

By Joan Justice First Posted at HealthWorks Collective on 4/23/2013 Previously, Kevin Palattao talked about HealthPartners and Virtuwell.  Today, Gary Rost is here with me to… Read More ›

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