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Rising Health Care Charges: A Red Herring in a Value-Based Health Care World?

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Rising Health Care Charges: A Red Herring in a Value-Based Health Care World?

June 8, 2019

Rising Health Care Charges: A Red Herring in a Value-Based Health Care World?

Certainly, the current hospital charge situation in the United States is economically inefficient in terms of the distortions among charges and costs and reimbursement as it is inequitable in its negative financial effects on specific segments of American society. However, these problems will likely diminish in importance with the continued evolution of value-based health care forces and extended health care coverage, with providers increasingly assuming the total cost-of-care financial risk.  Changing reimbursements and a focus on improving short- and long-term health care outcomes, as well as patient safety, under increased financial accountability, will frame the real value equation for health care delivery across the United States.

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