I recently started a new short video segment called PopHealth 5, News, Notes and Commentary from the World of Population Health.
Here is episode #2
So where do we go with our healthcare system under the new administration? Will we move to Alternative Payment Models or will FFS continue? A recent study showed that bundled payments for orthopedic joint replacement appeared to be working at lowering costs while maintaining quality.
At the same time, it seems that Dr. Tom Price, the nominee for Secretary of HHS is not a fan of bundled payment.
Let us know what you think.
I recently interviewed Dan Munro on PopHealth Week and we discussed his book Casino Healthcare. We all know about the high costs and poorer outcomes associated with American Healthcare. In Casino Healthcare Dan explains his view of how our system, one built with Selective Health Coverage is like a casino; or really three casino’s, the insurer casino, provider casino and pharmaceutical casino.
Dan explores each of these areas and explains how they work to maximize revenue through a system of complex transactions and systems.
There was an interesting report by McKinsey and Company about the health insurance exchanges, the dropping out of several large insurers like United Healthgroup and Humana and which plans were being successful. Together with Brian Klepper, I published a post on The Doctor Weighs In. You can read it here: