The true cost of high-deductible health care plans

One alternative to sky-high monthly health insurance premiums for many Americans is opting for a high-deductible plan instead. Those plans come with lower monthly premiums, but their elevated deductibles create other problems. Deductibles can reach into multiple thousands of dollars — causing some people to skip care altogether. Foregoing preventative care or not filling prescriptions…

Physician specialty average pay does not reflect their revenue production!

The disparities on physician specialty average pay versus their average revenue contribution show another reason of how healthcare fails to manage its financial imperatives. Regardless of how specialty scarcity, procedural margins, and other competitive factors play into each specialty, is clear that the average gap is a reflection of the lack of good analytics on…

Hospitals are swimming in cash

According to Axios, the number of hospital admissions, surgeries and other medical procedures has continued to stay flat in many parts of the country, but that hasn’t prevented hospitals from retaining large sums of money and hiring more people. America’s rural hospitals are dying, but large not-for-profit hospital systems in cities and suburbs are doing extremely well as…