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Consumers of Healthcare

There's a second party, the CONSUMER OF HEATHCARE, who receives the service. Are You Listening? Now we have come full cycle to the place where I as a Physician Executive will ask some questions. This set of questions is only for you the “second party” of our FOR-PROFIT HEALTH CARE INSURANCE MODEL. The generally disenfranchised participant of our Healthcare Insurance Model. Do you know where you sit in [...]

By | 2018-12-11T15:41:43+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

Recommended Resolutions For Our Current Healthcare Issues

This week Poppy Tweets:  “At the end of the day, think out of the box!”In last week’s blog, I reviewed the Healthcare issues you may not be aware of.  This week I offer my suggested resolutions.First of all, no decision maker in the room should knowingly interfere with the natural progression of American Healthcare in Transition:Don’t be the victim of hear-say and evidence of that ilk.It is like the placebo [...]

By | 2018-12-04T12:23:39+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

Healthcare Issues You May Not Know About

Poppy Tweets: "Watch out for those other tectonic plates ... the  out-of-your-control occurrences in today's American Healthcare System." In the American Healthcare “system”, these are the tectonic plates with caprice ebbing and flowing (the ground moving under our feet) which lead to earthquakes. Here is my list of these "tectonic plates" issues that you may -- or more importantly -- may NOT know about ... making your health care at risk: ADMISSION or OBSERVATION: Decided [...]

By | 2018-11-27T14:40:06+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Changes are Coming to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – What is at Stake?

Poppy the Cockatoo tweets about the ACA :  “I’m hiding here because the feathers are going to hit the fan.” When the Affordable Care Act was enacted, its purpose was to: Improve affordability and accessibility Oversee, coordinate, and govern the many pieces in play It did, and it didn’t.  What it did do was: Stretch across both the private and public payor structure Add more Americans to the roles of [...]

By | 2018-11-20T09:41:43+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Addressing Current Concerns of the Healthcare Consumer

Poppy tweets “I’m worried about losing my treats!” 1. LOSING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID-DEFICIT REDUCTION MASQUERADING AS HEALTH CARE REFORM HUMANS are worried about $554 billion in cuts to Medicare as this impacts you the 55 million Americans who are over age 65 or living with disabilities. This impact may be felt through decreased access to healthcare providers. The greatest impact would appear to be on the cost of prescription [...]

By | 2018-11-13T15:08:28+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

The Big Picture-The Current American Healthcare in Transition Model

POPPY THE COCKATOO TWEETS HEALTHCARE: “Hi. I am Poppy and I am a Cockatoo. My human has asked me to introduce the subject.” The Big Picture Today, the for-profit health insurance model drives american healthcare in transition (non-profits make money, they just don’t share it with stockholders). This model is broken! What does the model look like? It is a three- party system. There's one party — the provider [...]

By | 2018-11-05T14:54:44+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

HEALTH CARE CONSUMER’S CONCERNS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT — THE LAW OF THE LAND (Part C)

In my two previous posts, I wrote about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and about the three components of that major driver of consumer concern. In this blog we will continue to discuss the tectonic plates which remain and discuss the potential for dying due to the lack of health care coverage. TAX PROVISIONS [1] The ACA levies hefty taxes on pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, health insurers, and [...]

By | 2018-11-20T09:13:55+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

HEALTH CARE CONSUMER’S CONCERNS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT — THE LAW OF THE LAND (Part B)

This blog begins where the PART A left off as we continue to walk through the various provisions of the ACA and how repeal might impact you the health care consumer. OTHER INSURANCE MARKET REFORMS PROVISION INSURERS MUST PROVIDE SERVICES IN TEN ESSENTIAL BENEFIT CATEGORIES ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS WHAT: TEN CATEGORIES OF SERVICES health insurance plans must cover under the Affordable Care Act. Specific services may vary based on [...]

By | 2018-10-15T12:17:09+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

HEALTH CARE CONSUMER’S CONCERNS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT — THE LAW OF THE LAND (Part A)

(THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY) One area of health care related concerns where a good majority of voters are focused is the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT or ACA.  This blog is about three components of that major driver of consumer concern. In this blog we will set the stage by describing what it is and what it isn’t. Setting the Stage-The Affordable Care Act Then came the Affordable [...]

By | 2018-10-15T11:53:58+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

HEALTH CARE COSTS AND PATIENT COMPLIANCE

This blog is about a major driver of health care cost which has not received the attention I believe it should: Our own involvement in our health care and how COMPLIANT we are in doing the appropriate things to improve our health and, by extension, decrease the total cost of healthcare. Compliance Along the Health Care Continuum The last variable we will take up before we close this discussion [...]

By | 2018-10-15T11:13:47+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments