Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
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6/11/2014 | 2:57:23 PM
Re: Trust a bigger obstacle than technology
Some patients are a little leery, too. I think it's because 'value' is difficult to measure or quantify. While it's pretty easy to understand the correlation between $100 fee for an office visit, it's less simple to ascribe a value to a treatment. If a treatment/surgery has only a 15% chance of success and a 68% chance of long-term pain, is the value too small for a payer to authorize payment? What voice does a patient have? Transparency, as well as trust, is vital here. 
David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
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6/11/2014 | 2:37:58 PM
Trust a bigger obstacle than technology
Pulling together the data to calculate value across the care continuum is certainly challenging, but I think a bigger problem is distrust in how value will be calculated. Doctors have told me the latest reforms are just another scheme to cheat them out of more money.

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