Tag Archives: Primary Care

Why Only Non-Health Care Business Can Save America From The Health Care Industry

Brian Klepper The attached PP deck is a presentation I’ve given several times that has received an overwhelmingly positive, if frightened, reception. It is, perhaps, the most disturbing public argument of my career (which is going some), because it tries to … Continue reading

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Creating Value-Based Incentives for Primary Care

Brian Klepper and David Kibbe Posted 6/2/11 on The Health Affairs Blog In a remarkable recent interview, Donald Berwick MD, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), eloquently described his vision of value-based health care. Paying for value … Continue reading

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Anti-RUC Suit Challenges Process for Setting Doc Pay Scales

Merrill Goozner Posted 10/25/11 on Gooz News  Whither CMS? That’s the issue raised by Brian Klepper and David Kibbe in their post on the Health Affairs website this morning. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services faces a November deadline for answering a … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Value of Medical Services

Brian Klepper and David C. Kibbe First posted 8/1/11 on The Health Affairs Blog Copyright ©2011 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. One of American politics’ most disingenuous conceits is that health care must cost what … Continue reading

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Fixing America’s Health Care Reimbursement System

Brian Klepper First published 3/3/11 on Kaiser Health News A tempest is brewing in physician circles over how doctors are paid. But calming it will require more than just the action of physicians. It will demand the attention and influence … Continue reading

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Time To Quit RUC-ing Up The Health Care System

Carol Gentry First published 02/28/11 on Health News Florida If we value our family doctors, why do we pay them so much less than specialists? The Medicare payment system has been very good to physicians who use tools (scans, scalpels, … Continue reading

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Still Unresolved: How We Pay Physicians, And The Primary Care Crisis

Wednesday’s news that physicians had, yet again, dodged the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) pay cut bullet – if you access the AMA article linked to above, be sure to read to the end to see how this new cost will be … Continue reading

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