by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt
Health Care Thoughts: The Other Side of the Equation
Obamacare is in the news every day, with much discussion of jobs and exchanges and insurance and many other topics. My beat is the other side, the provider side, and a great deal of confusion and chaos lives there.
What are providers supposed to be doing?
install complex EMR systems able to link into EHR networks
work through a massive transition to ICD-10 coding
move into a complex “big data” environment
move to innovative delivery and revenue models
overall, develop and implement new and unknown clinical and business models
So what’s the problem?
No one, in or out of government, can tell us what the destination is. This is a ginormous lab experiment with patients as the white mice.