A funny thing happened when we bought into the bullshit quality movement. It seems that just hitting quality targets would produce only modest savings. Really? Here is more from the American Medical News article:
A simulation developed by the health care data modeling company Archimedes, based in San Francisco, shows that achieving benchmarks for better quality actually could increase net costs in some cases. However, health analysts said the simulator’s results should not be surprising, and that most doctors in shared-savings programs know they must look elsewhere to lower costs.
What was that line again? There is a sucker born every minute……Tweet