The problem of ever rising, amazingly generous pay for top health care managers is a frequent topic for Health Care Renewal We have suggested that the ability of top managers to command ever increasing pay uncorrelated with their organizations’ contributions to patients’ or the public’s health, and often despite major organizational shortcomings indicates fundamental structural problems with US health, and provides perverse incentives for these managers to defend the current system, no matter how bad its dysfunction. Yet common practices in our modern, industrial food system are creating significant global health and environmental problems In the United States, the four leading causes of death—and largest sources of healthcare expenditure— are directly linked to food : stroke, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
I hope its new report is not as anechoic as Transparency International’s previous efforts were, that it helps to end the taboo on even discussing health care corruption, much less addressing it. I dare to hope that the new initiative might actually lead to some action to reduce health care corruption.
On the argument blaming the mechanism that held down rates the first three years coming to an end, what Covered California didn’t mention was that the Congress also suspended the health insurance tax under Obamacare for 2017–an action that about offset the end of the reinsurance program for insurers.
I should have clarified that when I spoke of OBGYNs and and pregnancy-related care in Korea, it’s true that foreigners generally use International clinics and actively seek out doctors that favor natural childbirth, have low c-section rates, and also look for midwives and doctors who are available for homebirths.
The latest version of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standard electronic claims and related transactions by January 1st, should be implemented by the covered health care providers that include covered dentists, but the enforcement grants time till March 31st.