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Jun192014

Lou Giancola: How Can We Curb Healthcare Spending?

Lou Giancola, CEO of South County Hospital and member of HealthRIght Executive Committee shares in his blog that the staggering impacts of health care costs warrants a need for more public policy debate on the issue, particularly on a governor level. Ted Almon, CEO of Claflin Inc. and co-chair of HealthRIght's Executive Committee left a comment affirming that we are running out of time to fix this issue, and need to collectively develop solutions rather than criticize one another.

From Lou:

"I was somewhat heartened when growth in 2011 through 2013 slowed to about twice the rate of inflation (3.6 percent in ’11; 3.7 percent in ‘12; and 4 percent in ‘13). Estimates suggest, however, that growth in the first quarter of ‘14 may be approaching 10 percent. Here in Rhode Island, a state with high healthcare costs and with one of the highest rates of unemployment, this means existing businesses are struggling under the weight of healthcare costs and new businesses see it as a barrier to doing business in the state.

As we’ve previously discussed, the state seems to be pinning its hopes on transforming the way providers are compensated, moving from fee-for-service to some form of global payment, what we use to call capitation. Understandably, insurers and providers are hesitant to make this transformation too rapidly. Both parties have built their business models around fee-for-service and are not confident about managing under a new form of payment. Although this transformation seems inevitable, I wonder if it can happen fast enough and have enough impact to get us out of our troubles." Read the entire post here

Ted's comment:

The problem he [Lou] notes which is so true is that we really are running out of time to fix this problem. I too see potential problems with rate setting and a pure utility model, but the point is we can no longer just be negative about plans we think are too radical, unless we have a workable plan of our own. I can tell you there was much emotional testimony at the State House using terms like “un-American”, “rationing” and even “communism” to describe the admittedly central planning HealthRIght effort, but nary an alternative plan to be heard.

Perhaps some form of rate setting with protections for providers on the cost side could be worked out (similar to a temporary cost-based reimbursement system but with declining cost targets?)Then at least the payers and providers would be forced to face the issue, which is that large portions of the existing system are collapsing. TA

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