HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN HEALTH CARE

This article name 6 ways to cut healtcare costs.

THEY ARE:

  1. Too many tests -$210 billion saved
  2. Simplify claims forms- $210 billion saved
  3. Using ER as a Clinic $14 billion saved
  4. Medical OOPs  17 billion saved
  5. Forgetting to wash your hands $3 billion
  6. Getting readmitted to hospital $25 billion saved

Other areas identified include:

Other areas of waste identified in the PricewaterhouseCoopers report included up to $493 billion related to risky behavior such as smoking, obesity and alcohol abuse, $21 billion in staffing turnover, $4 billion in prescriptions written on paper, and $1 billion in the over-prescribing of antibiotics. To top of page

Areas not identified (gee I wonder why)

  1. Changing Medicare D (prescription drug plan) to enable them to negotiate drug prices -save $400 billion
  2. Eliminate insurance companies – save at least $300 billion.
  3. Put in place a Single Payer plan – savings PRICELESS
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2 Comments on “HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN HEALTH CARE”

  1. Chris Says:

    How do we make them do this?

  2. Junior Says:

    Are they saying we shouldn’t use the ER for a clinic, or that we should? I go to the VA, and they use the ER for a clinic, and they usually have me out of there in less than half an hour.


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