This Is How They Think

Luckily one of my readers sent me this beauty from the NEJM.    Here is the brilliant plan to reduce administrative costs:

Only the federal government has the clout in health care to effect these changes. Thus, it may be necessary to establish a senior-level office in the DHHS focused solely on implementation and innovation in the realm of administrative simplification. Such an office would lead regulatory efforts in standardization and integration of billing with clinical records, advocate for federal and state legislation to reduce churning in public programs, and coordinate new regulations affecting administrative transactions.

To summarize, we reduce administrative costs by creating more administrators.  Yeah, that will work.