Rx for Health Care Reform

Among these are such widely hailed trends as disease management, pay for performance, cost and price ìtransparency, î consumer-directed care, and health information technology, none of which will reverse the rising tide of health spending ...

Author: Ken Terry

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ISBN: UOM:39015070693026

Category: Health & Fitness

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In this readable and well-researched book, Ken Terry analyzes the current state of health care reform and finds it wanting. Instead of tackling the core problems in our failing system, he argues, politicians, insurance executives, and health care leaders have embraced ideologically driven initiatives that pursue impractical objectives or will take too long to bear fruit. Among these are such widely hailed trends as disease management, pay for performance, cost and price ìtransparency, î consumer-directed care, and health information technology, none of which will reverse the rising tide of health spending. What is creating this nightmare scenario, according to Terry, is the sheer profitability of the health care industry. Insurers, physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and device manufacturers are all striving to maximize their profits, and there is no effective competition or regulation to restrain them. Only a complete overhaul of our system for financing and delivering health care can get us out of this mess, the author maintains. In the second half of his book, he presents a bold vision of how to do this: First, he says, all primary care physicians should join group practices that are large enough to take financial responsibility for professional services. And second, competition among those physician groups, based on cost and quality, should replace competition among health plans. There should be only one government-regulated insurer per region, he says, and it should have no role in managing care.
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Health Care Reform

Background Since the mid - 1980s the issue of universal health insurance coverage has been of central importance to ... In April 1992 , the Academy released its revised and expanded plan for health reform , Rx for Health : The Family ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce

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ISBN: PSU:000019543369

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Health Care Reform

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, ... In April 1992 the Academy released its revised and expanded plan for health reform , Rx for Health : The Family Physicians ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Health

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ISBN: PURD:32754065015871

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Health Care Reform Issues relating to medical malpractice May 20 1993

It also provides for a National Health Board . Quality : Rx for Health calls for quality of care to be protected and enhanced through a variety of reforms and research efforts . The Clinton plan places significant emphasis on quality ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Health

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ISBN: PSU:000023406223

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Health Care Reform Expansion of Medicare benefits to include prescription drugs June 22 1993 Health care service delivery infrastructure in inner city and rural communities June 24 1993 Implementation of a national health budget July 13 1993

In general , any healthcare - reform plan must do at least four things -- control costs , increase access ... Total Health Care 10 - Outpatient Rx Drugs Percent of GDP -5.92 -0.53 -0.66 0 1992 1965 Source Health Care Financing ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Health

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ISBN: LOC:00187076341

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Healthcare com

In Healthcare.com: RX for Reform, Dr. David Friend, trained in both medicine and business, delineates the symptoms of our ailing healthcare system and offers a vision for the future.

Author: Friend, David

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1574442740

Category: Medical

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Despite more than a decade of change, the U.S. health care delivery system is still in the early stages of its transformation into a truly effective, cost efficient and compassionate system. In Healthcare.com: RX for Reform, Dr. David Friend, trained in both medicine and business, delineates the symptoms of our ailing healthcare system and offers a vision for the future. Even with the enormous turmoil our health care system has undergone - from the proliferation managed care to the closing of hospitals - large numbers of people continue to receive sub-optimal care. The author discusses several symptoms including: increasing costs uncertain quality of care eroding trust in health care vendors increasing prospect of shareholder liability declining access to providers unclear impact on employee productivity It is time to discard the old, traditional way of thinking about healthcare and take a fresh look at its issues and challenges. To tackle these challenges we must strike a balance between the seemingly dissimilar disciplines of economics, medicine, technology, and politics. Dr. Friend proposes that we tear down the brick and mortar delivery model and replace it with a Virtual Health Care System. This new model changes the roles of everyone involved in the healthcare system, from the patient to the healthcare provider. It utilizes technology to redesign health care so that it can be delivered with higher quality and greater efficiency. Healthcare.com: RX for Reform examines the actions necessary for the evolution of our current system into a Virtual Health Care System. Features
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Comprehensive Health Care Reform and Cost Containment

Goals would be established and performance evaluated based in an informed process that takes into account not only costs , but detailed data on why costs change and how access and quality may be affected . Fourth , " Rx For Health ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

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ISBN: PSU:000020340575

Category: Health insurance

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Hearings on Health Care Reform

It is on behalf of the Academy's 74,000 members that I express sincere appreciation for the opportunity to appear before the subcommittee and provide you with the Academy's views on health system reform , with particular emphasis on the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations

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ISBN: UOM:39015034330772

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Rural Health Care Reform

Enforcement is directed specifically to those segments of the health care system responsible for inappropriate spending increases . Rx For Health was and is the Academy's vision of health system reform . It has formed the basis of our ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture

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ISBN: UCR:31210014058620

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