Category Archives: Health Insurance

Finding Excessive Treatment and Fraud Using Data Analysis

Now that a lot of Medicare information is public, it’s becoming easy to isolate cases of fraud and over treatment. Center for Health Reporting does just that. They found all the cities in California where there has been an excessive … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Patient Relationship, Health Insurance, Healthcare Politics, Price Transparency | Leave a comment

Healthcare inflation or deflation – Different view points

In the Medicare model that I built last month, I made an assumption that healthcare inflation will subside over the next eight years and help bring medicare spending as percent of gdp in line with what it is today. Over … Continue reading

Posted in Health Insurance, Healthcare Politics, Price Transparency | Leave a comment

MRI Tips: Open vs. Closed, Price, Prescription

The last time I had an MRI was twelve years ago. I just went to a place recommended by the doctor not carrying for the cost since my insurance covered it 100%. This time around I decided to do some … Continue reading

Posted in Behavior, Decision Making, Health Insurance, Healthcare Politics, Price Transparency, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Attacking Excessive Treatment

I personally know older people that more or less abuse the system by going to a doctor three or four times a month. Doctors love this type of recurring revenue vs. a patient like myself that only goes maybe once … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Patient Relationship, Health Insurance, Price Transparency | Leave a comment

HSA + Preventative Care Works

During the healthcare summit last week President Obama focused a lot of his attention on HSA plans and critiqued them as not true health insurance.    I would argue that HSA compatible plans are the best insurance if it’s insurance that … Continue reading

Posted in Health Insurance, Healthcare Politics, Price Transparency | Leave a comment

Conference Review: Translating Technology into Cost-Effective Healthcare

The conference was held at UCSF Mission Bay campus in San Francisco on a beautiful November day.  It was well organized and concise (one day)    The main speakers were Andy Grove (former Intel Chairman) and Steven Burd (Safeway CEO).   They presented two … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Health Insurance, Price Transparency | 2 Comments