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02/05/2015

DocOnomics Physician Planning Blog » Blog Archive » WE’RE NOT SELLING….

The frustrations continue to mount as major employers, who've got the leverage to demand change, simply fail to do so when given the opportunity, and thus make a big dent in their healthcare costs.

DocOnomics Physician Planning Blog » Blog Archive » WE’RE NOT SELLING…. Two weeks ago, Dr Bob Kramer and I visited one of Dallas’ iconic companies to meet with their Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Office and Benefits Officer. Our purpose was to continue a mission that was started in February of 2013, when learned colleagues from around the country came t…

Complications From Surgery Cause Most Hospital Readmissions 02/04/2015

Complications From Surgery Cause Most Hospital Readmissions

This is very common in hospitals, and very rare in free-standing outpatient surgery centers.

Complications From Surgery Cause Most Hospital Readmissions Complications from surgery cause most hospital readmissions. Study says surgical site infections are the biggest reason patients return to hospital.

Cost of Care: Medical City’s Rx for riches 02/02/2015

Cost of Care: Medical City’s Rx for riches

Most profitable hospital in the HCA system is right here in Dallas.

Cost of Care: Medical City’s Rx for riches In the realm of shocking but largely fictional bills, a Dallas hospital continues to thrive.

Physician Responds To RiskManagers.us Post « Risk Managers 01/30/2015

Physician Responds To RiskManagers.us Post « Risk Managers

How anyone decided that the government can manage healthcare better than the private sector is beyond me....

Physician Responds To RiskManagers.us Post « Risk Managers No one in that fricking government can figure out how to measure quality appropriately – and they’ve been trying. Even the BUCA’s can’t figure it out – and they all use different metrics. So, who after all, is going to be my master in all this?

Four Reasons Why Reference Based Pricing Could Become the Norm for Self-Insured Employer Groups 01/30/2015

Four Reasons Why Reference Based Pricing Could Become the Norm for Self-Insured Employer Groups

Reference-based pricing is good, and Surgery Center Network can enhance that program by being the "safe harbor" or "oasis" provider for most surgical procedures, ensuring a fair price AND no balance billing.

Four Reasons Why Reference Based Pricing Could Become the Norm for Self-Insured Employer Groups Ever increasing health care costs are a concern for both employers and their employees today. One of the factors driving health care costs ever skyward is the lack of standardized pricing for services and procedures performed on a daily basis across the country. Closing the gap with reference-based…

Dallas hospitals among nation’s most expensive, U.S. report says 01/29/2015

Dallas hospitals among nation’s most expensive, U.S. report says

No surprise here with Baylor and Presbyterian leading the pack...

Dallas hospitals among nation’s most expensive, U.S. report says Surgeries in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area cost more than in most of the nation, with hospital prices the overwhelming difference, a federal report finds.

Self-insured Employers Creating Opportunities For Independent Physicians 01/26/2015

Self-insured Employers Creating Opportunities For Independent Physicians

Employer-based self-insurance, explained by no one better than Jay Kempton of the Kempton Group.

Self-insured Employers Creating Opportunities For Independent Physicians Jay Kempton of http://MarketMedicine.org and http://kemptongroup.com explains the benefits of physicians and facilities working directly with self-funded emp...

Huge price gaps for hip, knee replacements 'seemingly random' 01/21/2015

Huge price gaps for hip, knee replacements 'seemingly random'

Surgery Center Network can help with this....

Huge price gaps for hip, knee replacements 'seemingly random' Risk management in theory and practice, including evolving risk strategies, risk financing, the risk management profession, risk analytics and core property/casualty coverage issues.

Staying Alive: The Best Patient Experience of All | Medline Blog 01/21/2015

Staying Alive: The Best Patient Experience of All | Medline Blog

Staying Alive: The Best Patient Experience of All | Medline Blog A Patient Experience Officer for a large hospital chain agreed to join me for lunch one day, and I was grateful for the opportunity to learn. For fifteen minutes she listed numerous awards the system had won and praised their ‘very high satisfaction scores.’ I just listened.

Premium increases still outpace income growth 01/16/2015

Premium increases still outpace income growth

The cost to employees for their healthcare continue to rise in real dollars:

Premium increases still outpace income growth Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums grew more slowly in 31 states and the District of Columbia between 2010 and 2013, following passage of the Affordable Care Act, but they still grew more quickly than household incomes.

Does Price Transparency Pay Off? 01/15/2015

Does Price Transparency Pay Off?

Another great article on price transparency.

Does Price Transparency Pay Off? Does price transparency pay off? Utah ASC makes shopping for surgery easy.

Health care costs growing despite slower-rising premiums 01/12/2015

Health care costs growing despite slower-rising premiums

Health care costs growing despite slower-rising premiums Stagnant wages and cost-shifting are putting more financial burden on employees, study says.

Cash plan for surgeries could save big | Free Market Medical Association 01/12/2015

Cash plan for surgeries could save big | Free Market Medical Association

Cash plan for surgeries could save big | Free Market Medical Association Cash plan for surgeries could save big Jeff Cargerman / 1 week ago January 2, 2015 The Oklahoma Conference recently posted an article on the merits of a free market, transparent healthcare system: The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits expects to save big money after recently green-ligh…

SSI Rates: Hospitals vs. ASCs, 2010 01/08/2015

SSI Rates: Hospitals vs. ASCs, 2010

In the most recent data available, the rate of surgical site infections (SSIs) in hospitals is twice as bad as in ambulatory surgery centers.

SSI Rates: Hospitals vs. ASCs, 2010 The recent revelation that national surgical site infection rates in ASCs nationwide remain low may not come as a surprise for some. After all, one of the purported benefits of receiving surgery outside of a hospital setting is that it has the potential to be safer and cleaner. How exactly to hospit…

Critics jeer co-ops as 'Fannie Med' | Healthcare Payer News 12/31/2014

Critics jeer co-ops as 'Fannie Med' | Healthcare Payer News

More bad news for the "un-ACA," as this federally backed co-op in Iowa and Nebraska is about to go out of business. Trying to be all things to all people will not work in healthcare.

Critics jeer co-ops as 'Fannie Med' | Healthcare Payer News Will any of the new federally-backed cooperative insurers survive? To pro-business advocates skeptical of the Affordable Care Act in general, they are doomed and should be.

Stossel - Teach Them To Fish 12/30/2014

Stossel - Teach Them To Fish

John Stossel interviews Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma about the waste that is government with regards to Medicare and Medicaid. He also discusses how the private sector and fair market competition can do far more to lower healthcare prices than ObamaCare can. In fact, ObamaCare makes it worse, since the big hospitals and the big insurance carriers are complicit with the monstrosity. Interview begins at the 32:38 mark.

Stossel - Teach Them To Fish

ObamaCare woes: Struggling Iowa health insurer taken over by state 12/29/2014

ObamaCare woes: Struggling Iowa health insurer taken over by state

Lower premiums and broad choice lead precisely to what the very last line of the article says: “CoOportunity Health is also facing extremely high care utilization by its members.” You can’t have all the above and succeed. You need narrow networks with a limited number of cash-price or transparent-price providers, and very few hospitals in the mix, and you can’t depend upon discounts off of billed charges.

ObamaCare woes: Struggling Iowa health insurer taken over by state A taxpayer-backed Iowa health insurer created under ObamaCare has been taken over by the state amid deep financial problems, sending policyholders in the Midwest scrambling for new coverage and raising questions about the status of similar outfits across the country.

NBCH Newsletter: An Early Look At Changes In Employer-Sponsored Insurance Under The Affordable... 12/22/2014

NBCH Newsletter: An Early Look At Changes In Employer-Sponsored Insurance Under The Affordable...

This is a good sign, that despite the ACA's attempts to gut healthcare coverage by employers, the employers are holding strong.

NBCH Newsletter: An Early Look At Changes In Employer-Sponsored Insurance Under The Affordable...

Vermont’s Giving Up On Single-Payer Health Care Over Ballooning Costs 12/22/2014

Vermont’s Giving Up On Single-Payer Health Care Over Ballooning Costs

What a surprise: Shocking!

Vermont’s Giving Up On Single-Payer Health Care Over Ballooning Costs Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is canceling his dream plan to create a single-payer health system in the state, he announced Wednesday.

NY Times Reports Survey of Healthcare Consumers on Cost | Compass Professional Health Services 12/19/2014

NY Times Reports Survey of Healthcare Consumers on Cost | Compass Professional Health Services

Interesting data regarding the issues patients face when acting as healthcare consumers.

NY Times Reports Survey of Healthcare Consumers on Cost | Compass Professional Health Services Dr. Eric Bricker of Compass Professional Health Services educates on healthcare consumerism, healthcare price-transparency and population health management.

Wall Street Prescribes Our Facility as Cure 12/18/2014

Wall Street Prescribes Our Facility as Cure

Wall Street Prescribes Our Facility as Cure Here is a stunner. The Dow Jones’ online newsletter, “Marketwatch” has published this piece, wherein the Surgery Center of Oklahoma is portrayed as just the medicine the sick healthcare industry...

Local Government Strategies to Address Rising Health Care Costs « Risk Managers 12/16/2014

Local Government Strategies to Address Rising Health Care Costs « Risk Managers

These are good moves, but more can and needs to be done. Drastic action is required to make big dents in the costs. Narrow or micro provider networks is one answer.

Local Government Strategies to Address Rising Health Care Costs « Risk Managers Summary: Rising costs over the last decade have prompted many local governments to make changes to their health plans and strategies. Cost sharing, wellness program, and disease management initiatives are widely reported. Other changes cited include increased reliance on high-deductible plans, depen…

Hospital Outpatient Costs Higher in States with Percent-of-Charge or No Fee Schedules 12/15/2014

Hospital Outpatient Costs Higher in States with Percent-of-Charge or No Fee Schedules

In what should be no surprise to anyone, workers' comp outpatient costs are higher when billed under percentage of billed charges rather than a state fee schedule.

Hospital Outpatient Costs Higher in States with Percent-of-Charge or No Fee Schedules Cambridge, MA – As policymakers attempt to grapple with increasing medical costs in state workers’ compensation systems, a new study, Hospital Outpatient Cost Index for Workers’ Compensation, 3rd Edition, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) helps them better understand one piece…

Surgery Center of Oklahoma Contract Providing Public Employees With Care Has Positive... 12/11/2014

Surgery Center of Oklahoma Contract Providing Public Employees With Care Has Positive...

This is the model that all employers should follow, whether private business, government employers, workers' comp groups, even private-pay individuals, to make a huge impact on their healthcare dollars where they have exposure to surgical costs.

Surgery Center of Oklahoma Contract Providing Public Employees With Care Has Positive... The Oklahoma City-based Surgery Center of Oklahoma's February deal with the Oklahoma County Budget Board to give public employees the option to seek healthcare at the surgery center under the county's self-funded health insurance program is on target for savings, according to a report from Watchdog.…

More States To Offer Work Comp “Opt-Out”? « Risk Managers 12/11/2014

More States To Offer Work Comp “Opt-Out”? « Risk Managers

This is a very important development....

More States To Offer Work Comp “Opt-Out”? « Risk Managers Summary: A national coalition has formed to take the benefits achieved in Texas and anticipated in Oklahoma and spread them to other states. As we are all too familiar, the handling of workers’ compensation is dictated by statutes in all states. Only Texas and Oklahoma offer the freedom to “opt out”…

Medical Executive Post Publishes RiskManagers.us White Paper « Risk Managers 12/11/2014

Medical Executive Post Publishes RiskManagers.us White Paper « Risk Managers

Medical Executive Post Publishes RiskManagers.us White Paper « Risk Managers The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a fundamental impact on health care financing in this country. It has effectively provided added incentives for plan sponsors to consider modified self-funding arrangements for their employee health and welfare plans in lieu of fully-insured plans. The advantage…

What To Do If You Ever Need Surgery 12/05/2014

What To Do If You Ever Need Surgery

Liberty Healthshare posted this article on their blog this morning. How can we help you or your company?

What To Do If You Ever Need Surgery Surgery Centers are medical facilities that provide outpatient surgeries and short-stay procedures. In fact, most outpatient procedures can be performed in local Surgery Centers.

2014 Annual Conference: Jim Millaway- Mobile Apps and Free Market Healthcare 12/04/2014

2014 Annual Conference: Jim Millaway- Mobile Apps and Free Market Healthcare

2014 Annual Conference: Jim Millaway- Mobile Apps and Free Market Healthcare Free Market Medical Association's 2014 Annual Conference. Jim Millaway, Holmes Organisation, discusses the free market mobile market and what the Holmes Orga...

Price Transparency in the ASC industry: Where are we now? 12/04/2014

Price Transparency in the ASC industry: Where are we now?

Price Transparency in the ASC industry: Where are we now? If you asked most providers five years ago, it wasn’t immediately apparent that price transparency would be so important today. Ask someone today, and it's clear transparency is the next important innovation in healthcare finance. Once an oddity in the payment world, price transparency is now findin…

Is healthcare transparency stuck in the Dark Ages? | Healthcare Payer News 12/01/2014

Is healthcare transparency stuck in the Dark Ages? | Healthcare Payer News

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Is healthcare transparency stuck in the Dark Ages? | Healthcare Payer News As the quality and cost transparency movements gain support within the healthcare industry, a more important question persists: what will actually work for consumers?

Mega-hospitals contribute to high health costs 11/26/2014

Mega-hospitals contribute to high health costs

Uh oh; another article finding fault with mega-hospitals and their outrageous costs....

Mega-hospitals contribute to high health costs The new mega-hospital on the bypass with the stunning water feature in the lobby, its acres of carefully landscaped campus and its bountiful valet parking surely all are signs of community progress, right? The mayor and councilmen were at the ribbon cutting. Your family physician was there. Somebody…

Record Number of Medicare-Certified ASCs Meet Quality Reporting Requirements - Ambulatory... 11/19/2014

Record Number of Medicare-Certified ASCs Meet Quality Reporting Requirements - Ambulatory...

Ambulatory surgery centers are a superior alternative for outpatient surgery, instead of acute-care hospitals, in most all circumstances. Their quality measurements are far higher than hospitals' measurements.

Record Number of Medicare-Certified ASCs Meet Quality Reporting Requirements - Ambulatory... 98.9 percent of Medicare-certified ASCs successfully met requirements for the first full year of Medicare’s ASC Quality Reporting Program and will receive the full annual payment update for 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday. In 27 states and the District of…

In the News: Healthcare Price-Transparency 11/18/2014

In the News: Healthcare Price-Transparency

Price Transparency for the Layman.

In the News: Healthcare Price-Transparency Dr. Eric Bricker discusses what you need to know about healthcare price-transparency.

Home Page - ACS Risk Calculator 11/17/2014

Home Page - ACS Risk Calculator

This can help you to get more facts on having surgery performed.

Home Page - ACS Risk Calculator Disclaimer: The ACS Surgical Risk Calculator estimates the chance of an unfavorable outcome (such as a complication or death) after surgery. The risk is estimated based upon information the patient gives to the healthcare provider about prior health history. The estimates are calculated using data f…

Group health plan costs up 4.4% in 2014; Aon Hewitt predicts bigger 2015 rise 11/13/2014

Group health plan costs up 4.4% in 2014; Aon Hewitt predicts bigger 2015 rise

Health costs continue to rise, with no end in sight....

Group health plan costs up 4.4% in 2014; Aon Hewitt predicts bigger 2015 rise Group health care plan costs increased on average by a relatively modest 4.4% in 2014, but bigger increases likely lay ahead, according to new research released by Aon Hewitt.Group health care plan costs rose to an average of $10,717 per employee in 2014, according to an analysis released Thursday

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