The Costs of 10 Top Commercially Insured Readmission Conditions
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * noted: “Of the 10 most common readmissions conditions for patients with private insurance, chemotherapy resulted in ...
Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “Two major safety shortcomings in America’s hospitals—the frequency with which patients get hurt during their stays an...
“Not Allowed to Die”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com * noted: ‘Although most of us claim no desire to die with a tube down our throat and on a ventilator, the fact is, as Katy Butler reminds us...
Who Really Pays for Health Care? It Might Surprise You
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a USA Today article http://www.usatoday.com* noted: “Eight million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama said this mo...
Let’s Put Consumers in Charge of Health Care
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Harvard Business Review article http://hbr.org * noted: “The health care industry has been shielded from consumer pressure—by employers, insurers, and the government. As a result, costs ...
Advice to Young Surgeons: What 7 Spine Surgeons Have Never Forgotten
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Becker’s Spine Review http://www.beckersspine.com *had “Seven spine surgeons talk about the best professional advice they have received during the course of their careers. “ • “Sheeraz Qur...
Medicare’s $5 Billion Ambulance Tab Signals Area of Abuse
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Dec 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Bloomberg article http://www.bloomberg.com * noted: “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has identified ambulance service as one of the biggest areas of overuse and abuse in M...
Injured Good Samaritan billed $165,000 by Aetna for “out-of-network” care
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently and Arizona Central article http://www.azcentral.com * noted: “Cliff Faraci sustained first-, second- and third-degree burns after trying to save a teen girl after a car accident in March ...
Using data to treat the sickest and most expensive patients – “super-utilizers”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an article in Marketplace http://www.marketplace.org * noted: "We can actually take the sickest and most complicated patients, go to their bedside, go to their home, go with them to their ...
With Medical Debts Rising, Doctors Are More Aggressive About Payments
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “The recent economic downturn and the increasing use of high-deductible insurance plans “has driven patients to want to ...