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U.S. healthcare administrative costs out of control

By tovarichpeter   Jan 11, 10:51am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   2 links   245 views   7 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/11/news/economy/healthcare-administrative-costs-us-obamacare/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom

A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows admin costs in U.S. health care are the highest in the developed world. They account for over 8% of spending in the sector. Globally, health care systems spend about 3% on average on administration. "Private insurance generates a relatively high share of total administrative expenditure," the report's authors explained, noting that admin costs are generally lower when governments manage health care coverage. The report was published this week to shine a light on wasteful health care spending, which sometimes does more harm than good. "At a time when...

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1   Tenpoundbass (138/138 = 100% civil)   Jan 11, 10:57am  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Ah no shit, can we stop calling Insurance execs and Sales managers "Healthcare" workers?

And see them for what they are a leach on our healthcare system. Fuck the insurance companies, let the hospitals charge what they think people can afford.

2   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE (117/117 = 100% civil)   Jan 11, 11:11am  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

With current technology, there is no reason this cannot be shaved to 1.5% or lower.

Nurse practitioners should be able to work with doctors to manage patient flow, records archive and a highly automated billing system to crush administrative costs and direct office energies to hands on care and consultation.

3   zzyzzx (94/94 = 100% civil)   Jan 11, 11:40am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I can't believe that APOCALYPSEFUCK didn't suggest using M134's to solve our healthcare issues.

4   Ceffer (74/74 = 100% civil)   Jan 11, 11:42am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

KILL THE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS! KILL THEM ALL!

5   HEY YOU (3/3 = 100% civil)   Jan 11, 7:58pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Thank You ,Democratic & Republican VOTERS!

6   Strategist (122/123 = 99% civil)   Jan 11, 8:36pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

zzyzzx says

I can't believe that APOCALYPSEFUCK didn't suggest using M134's to solve our healthcare issues.

Just wait until he gets a doctors bill.

7   zzyzzx (94/94 = 100% civil)   Jan 12, 7:54am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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