Skip to main content

View Diary: The problem with health care: What it costs versus what insurance companies have to pay (62 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I'll take a stab at that from hosp perspective (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Susan from 29

    HMO movement -- needed additional staff to interact with HMO companies. Negotiate rates, track per capita payments, coordinate care.

    IT staff -- hospitals became more automated, need staff to support IT dept.

    Conversion of cost based per diem reimbursement to price fixed DRG system -- more folks in Info mgnt dept to code cases.

    limited english proficiency rules added to interpretor staff

    patient centered care movement added staff to interact with patients

    Other stuff that eludes me.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site