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06/30

Physician-Led Healthcare Reform: A New Approach to Medicare for All

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Today, employed physicians and independent physicians alike feel powerless. Hospital-employed doctors feel like cogs in a machine, and community doctors are increasingly threatened by forces beyond their control. Physician-led healthcare reform would give them back a large measure of control and pride in their work.

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The Medicare for All debate has mostly focused on how the U.S. should finance healthcare. This book, directed to physicians, healthcare administrators, health policy experts, politicians, and consumers, explains why the U.S. healthcare delivery system must be restructured to lower costs—and how to do it.

Unless we can get doctors to change how they practice, Medicare for All will struggle with the same cost pressures that have made our system the most expensive in the world.

The biggest problems of physicians—both employed and independent--are a loss of professional autonomy, overwhelming administrative requirements, and the conflict between business and patient care imperatives.

From the Foreword

“With this manual, leaders of health systems and medical groups can achieve these goals and align their physicians, management, care teams, payers, and patients to deliver exceptional care that will improve quality while lowering costs, resulting in better care, better patient experience, and more affordable health care.”

This book, at this critical time, offers a comprehensive argument in favor of physician-led reform.

Chapters:

  • Chapter 1 - Medicare for All Lives
  • Chapter 2 - Obamacare: A Work in Progress
  • Chapter 3 - Industry Consolidation on Steriods
  • Chapter 4 - Primary Care on The Ropes
  • Chapter 5 - Waste Not, Want Not
  • Chapter 6 - Population Health Management
  • Chapter 7 - Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Chapter 8 - Physician-led Healthcare Reform
  • Chapter 9 - Building the New Delivery System
  • Chapter 10 - Taking Advantage of Health IT
  • Chapter 11 - The Payoff
  • Chapter 12 - Drugs and the Technology Challenge
  • Final Thoughts

About Ken Terry:

Ken Terry, Author

Ken Terry, the author of two previous books on health care policy and practice, has been writing about the health care field for more than 25 years. As a senior editor at Medical Economics from 1993-2007, he covered all aspects of medical practice business, focusing especially on managed care and health information technology. Terry received several journalism awards, including a Neal Award from American Business Media. Since 2008, Terry has contributed freelance articles to a wide variety of publications, ranging from Medical Economics, Medscape Medical News, and cio.com to InformationWeek and FierceHealthIT.

Terry’s first book, Rx for Health Care Reform (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007), won acclaim from a number of health policy experts. Joseph E. Scherger, MD, then a professor at the University of California, San Diego, called the book “just the kind of bold analysis needed today to put reason and common sense back into health policy.” The book was also reviewed favorably in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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