Author Archives: Brian Klepper

About Brian Klepper

Brian Klepper is a health care analyst, commentator and a Principal in Worksite Health Advisors.

A Better Way To Manage Care and Cost

Brian Klepper http://boards.medscape.com/forums?128@864.cQ5Savfkkqo@.2a59c1b3!comment=1 Posted 10/10/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog When an employer sits down with his health care partners – broker, health plan, physician, hospital, drug and device firm, health IT firm – everyone but him wants health care … Continue reading

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Why Employers Must Collaborate on Health Care

Brian Klepper Published in the Columbus, GA Ledger-Enquirer on Sunday, 9/15/13 I recently was privileged to deliver a keynote at the Greater Columbus Chamber’s Healthcare Symposium. I get invited to meetings like this around the country because I lay out a deeply researched … Continue reading

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The RUC (Again): Is there a Light at the End of the Tunnel? A Conversation with Brian Klepper

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David Harlow Posted August 13, 2013 on HealthBlawg Recently, there were a couple of breathless articles about the RUC (Relative Value Scale Update Committee) published in The Washington Post and The Washington Monthly, reporting as news the…

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Why Congress Should Pass The Accuracy In Medicare Physician Payment Act

Brian Klepper and Paul Fischer Posted 8/09/13 on The Health Affairs Blog With the recent release of two mainstream exposes, one in the Washington Post and another in the Washington Monthly, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) medical procedure valuation franchise, the Relative Value Scale Update … Continue reading

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Hurtling Down the Road To Ruin

Brian Klepper and David C. Kibbe Posted 6/21/13 on Medscape Internal Medicine A recent New York Times article that focused on colonoscopies highlighted the questionable science, predatory unit pricing, and overutilization that characterize this procedure and much of US healthcare. Patients get routine screenings that, … Continue reading

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Physicians, Health Systems and the Drive for Market Dominance

Brian Klepper Posted 5/23/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Several physicians have reached out recently to discuss attractive employment offers from health systems. They are invariably conflicted. They understand the trade-offs, that they’ll give up the autonomy they’ve become accustomed … Continue reading

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Using Strong Carrots and Sticks To Drive Health Care That Works

Brian Klepper Posted 5/09/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog On a recent call with a large manufacturer, my company’s team expected to describe how we develop primary care medical homes that become platforms for managing comprehensive health care clinical and financial risk. But … Continue reading

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