[FoRK] Poverty In America: A Special Report
Reza B'Far (Oracle)
reza.bfar at oracle.com
Tue Sep 27 09:35:31 PDT 2011
Hmm... I have to agree with Adam. I can dig up stats, but supply-chain
issues are the biggest issue. They dwarf all other costs. Supply-chain
meaning simple financial billing stuff like unbundling of charges from
providers to payers, inadvertent over-charges, and more complex things
like overpriced goods and services delivered to patients by service
Unfortunately, the issue with studies, etc. is that there is no
conclusive source. I think in the health-care ecosystem more than any,
there are so many folks who depend on the waste in the supply chain
(given the numbers are so large) that it is near-impossible to
stream-line processes, cut-out-middlemen, etc.
On 9/27/11 9:24 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Everyone complains about billing, fraud, and bloat.
> The biggest cost in healthcare? One of every 10 patients doctors saw
> daily had issues that could have been dealt with by phone, by email or
> by a nurse.
> There's 10% right there.
> On 9/18/2011 7:53 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
>> A huge part, if not majority of costs are due to billing and bloat.
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