Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: AUGUST 2017


The Slow Fat Rabbits

Continuing to aggressively move qualified surgeries from the inpatient to the outpatient setting will drive easily achieved  cost savings.

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Whitewashing

If we want to really change the cost profile of the most expensive patients, we need to reward, in a meaningful way, primary care providers who intervene to change the cost profile.

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Quacks Like A Duck

Central to improving the care and cost for the segment of patients who are likely to have the most issues and drive the most costs is primary care, but our approach over the past 25 years has not produced the results we need.

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‘Fessing Up

Practically, we need to coordinate complex care of around 50 million people, but the typical large hospital-based integrated delivery system is poorly suited for that work, whereas smaller physician-centric delivery models are more effective.

 

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Moving Decimal Points

Rather than massive hospital-centric integrated systems, care coordination for the highly complex patients would be better and more cost effective with personal.

 

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One in Twenty

When we consider the reality of what drives health and cost for the most expensive 5% of the population, it seems glaringly obvious that hospital-centric integrated delivery systems are poorly equipped to address this population.

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Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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