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Tag: health care cost

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A key solution to health care costs and quality is staring us in the face

September 15, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

How can we reduce health care cost trends while improving access and quality? The answer is staring us in the face. Maybe we need a new app that tracks every […]

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The price transparency train: Are all aboard?

August 25, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

When you ask a health care provider for the price of a knee replacement, primary care visit, lab test or even a trip to the urgent care center, the most […]

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Reducing health care costs: You can’t improve what you don’t measure

August 16, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

U.S. health care costs are too high and are continually getting worse. This is especially galling considering the ongoing decline in life expectancy, the low ranking of the U.S. compared […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Reducing health care costs: You can’t improve what you don’t measure

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is your host Gordon Moore, and with me today is Christopher Koller, who is president of the Milbank Memorial […]

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The way we bill people for health care services is broken and it’s time to fix it

June 23, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

A physician is billed $10,000 for a COVID-19 test by his own organization, and the insurer paid the full amount (it costs about $8 to perform the test). A nurse’s […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Never pay the first bill: Investigating the high cost of health care

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle podcast. This is your host, Gordon Moore. With me today is Marshall Allen. He has investigated the health care industry for 15 years, […]

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Bitcoin and episodes of care: What’s the connection?

March 17, 2021 / By Rick Kresinske

With Bitcoin’s price once again on the rise, I’m strangely reminded of the trajectory we’ve seen for episodes of care, the alternative payment method that covers health care costs for […]

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It’s still about the prices

January 13, 2021 / By Matt Gallivan

Health economist Uwe Reinhardt famously declared in 2003 that if you want to address higher spending on health care in the U.S., then “it’s the prices, stupid.” Yet almost 20 […]

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It’s about the employer insurance market: 5 ways to lower health care costs for the majority of Americans

November 11, 2020 / By Matt Gallivan

Political leaders have spent the last decade furiously debating the future of the health care system, while ignoring the elephant in the room: the employer insurance market. The U.S. population […]

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Medical debt: Addressing a problem that shouldn’t exist

October 28, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

High-income countries can offer state-of-the-art medical technology, but treatment can be expensive. The patient’s contribution to the cost of medical treatment can quickly outpace their ability to pay, particularly in […]

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Ending the horrible loop of super utilization: A breakthrough approach to care management

October 14, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Emergency departments provide an essential role in the health care ecosystem, but a significant proportion of visits to the emergency department are for care that might have been delivered in […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Super utilizers: A breakthrough approach to care management

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is your host Dr. Gordon Moore, and with me today is Dr. Jason Greenspan. He is a emergency medicine physician […]