One of the Triple Aim‘s has gotten lost. Will anyone in the healthcare sector publicly declare that they are in fact working on the Double Aim?
The Triple Aim, that lofty set of goals that the healthcare system claims to have embraced:
- Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
- Improving the health of populations; and.
- Reducing the per capita cost of health care.
I agree with them and believe they are appropriate and necessary.
Everyone it seems, Continue reading
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.
As an example, on the Provider side Dan explains a little known group called the AMA/Relative Value Scale Update Committee or “RUC” as its more affectionately known. Continue reading