So we know the problems, paperwork and overly-prescriptive regulation almost double the cost of healthcare in the U.S.
Here are some proposals for pushing the reset button:
Dense rulebooks about practice guidelines, privacy, and dozens of other well-intentioned goals are piled so high that no one can understand them. They need to be radically simplified so that caregivers can focus on what’s important, and not get diverted to mindless compliance.
Integrated Care Providers
We could avoid reimbursement red tape and save about 15% if Medicare and Medicaid were delivered by “integrated care providers” such as the Kaiser system in California.
Creating a reliable system of expert health courts would restore trust between doctors and patients and avoid upwards of $200 billion of unnecessary defensive medicine.