Many health systems are experimenting with ways to lessen the burden on primary care, including changing scheduling practices to accommodate different types of visits, implementing call centers, and creating value-based (rather than volume based) compensation plans. Some are providing scribes, a third person in the room (or virtually) documenting the visit in the medical record in “real” time.
Predicting the future is often a fool’s game and over the last five years few industries have enjoyed more prognosticating than Healthcare. Decades of unchecked inflation and highly publicized data of substandard health outcomes thrust the industry to the forefront of scrutiny.
Last week’s house vote to repeal Obamacare is in the history books signifying – well frankly, I don’t know. Fact is, there have been plenty of partisan reasons for either liking or hating this law, but are there reasons that we all recognize as a benefit? What about these: