American Healthcare in Transition 2018-09-11T14:06:45+00:00

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… of Healthcare Insurance?  271,437 deaths per year are from health-related causes.  If six percent die from lack of healthcare insurance, 16,558 Americans could die from being UNINSURED or UNDERINSURED.

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By Author Brian Casull, MD, MPA

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MEDICAL PROCEDURES AND DEVICES CONTRIBUTE TO TOTAL COST OF HEALTHCARE

If we break down the components of today’s health care concerns, one area where a good majority of voters are “very concerned” with the total cost of health care is medical procedures and devices. The cost of your healthcare procedures is dependent on where you live[1]  There were huge ranges in prices even within the same state. In the example below, a colonoscopy (a procedure that allows doctors to [...]

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PROVIDER VARIABILITY A MAJOR DRIVER OF HEALTH CARE CONSUMER’S CONCERNS

How Providers of Healthcare charge for their services[1] Again, the constant theme in American healthcare is variability. That is why the prices in the United States are expressed as a range.  All of this means there are about as many price tags for that hypertension checkup as there are insurers and providers. There's one party — the provider who provides the service. They each have their own master list [...]

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ADDRESSING THE TOTAL COST OF HEALTH CARE

Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue. [1] [2] If we break down the components of that concern, one area where a good majority of voters are “very concerned” is the total cost of health care. VERY CONCERNED-Total Health Care Cost Health care cost have increased to 18% of our Gross National Product[3] Since 1960 when the cost of health care was a mere 5 percent of [...]

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HEALTH CARE CONCERNS – LOSING ACCESS TO THE DOCTOR OF YOUR CHOICE

Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue. [1] [2] If we break down the components of that concern, one of the issues is losing access to the doctor of your choice. Concerned - Seeing the Doctor of Your Choice The ability to see the doctor of your choice is called ACCESS. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, here is where you obtain your ACCESS to the doctor [...]

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LOSING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID – Part B: Medicaid

Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue. [1] [2] If we break down the components of that concern, one of the issues is losing Medicare/Medicaid. This discussion is brought to you in part by the official CMS website. Medicare and Medicaid are two of the health care pieces that are paid for by the government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

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This website is designed to help you, the people who require healthcare coverage, go from being a victim of the tectonic plates that rock our so-called healthcare system to an informed consumer.

I wish to reach out not only to the healthcare consumer but to the providers of healthcare who wish to support their patients in the context of an Accountable Care Organization or Patient Centered Medical Home. Another group of folks who I would reach out to are those of you who are the policy makers and decision makers when it comes to American Healthcare in Transition. And above all, I would like to reach out to patient advocates and be able to provide usable information to help you support your constituency.

The healthcare posts on this website are the means of providing regular content to support the mission of becoming informed consumers of healthcare no matter what your particular emphasis might be. I invite you to check out my BLOG page or CONTACT me for additional discussion or to ask a question. I would like to be of assistance by knowing how best to reach your stakeholders or what your particular hot healthcare topic of concern might be.

As a practicing physician and now physician executive, I have had the benefit of a forty plus year journey experiencing most, if not all, of the disparate and diverse aspects of our American game of healthcare played on tectonic plates.

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TECTONIC PLATES IN HEALTHCARE

In the American Healthcare “System”, the often-out-of-your-control occurrences are the tectonic plates moving under your feet, which lead to earthquakes.

These are the movements that disrupt American  Healthcare in Transition and keep it in ‘transition.’

And make no mistake about it, there will be earthquakes here.

What are the tectonic plates currently roiling under your feet?

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