The world of healthcare is frustrating, complicated and getting worse! Everywhere, there seems to be fewer patient choices as medical networks contract and insurers leave the individual market. There are also double-digit percentage premium increases and more government mandates affecting businesses and consumers. These same problems affect physicians as we are forced to abandon patient relationships we have had for years and accept more hassles to comply with costly systems that do not always advance quality patient care.
For now, suffice it to say, healthcare reform, in whatever form it takes, is going to put more burden on you. Forcing you to make better choices about your care to lower overall healthcare costs.
To get better rates, you will need to choose providers and health systems with better quality scores and lower cost. You may even, have incentives to pick locations for testing that charge less money. In some cases, you will get a share of the savings. In other cases, your rates will come down.
At Patient Premier, we want to bring unbiased knowledge to you. We also strive to inform you about quality and cost in order to make your decisions easier. Because we want to be your one stop shop for better choices and lower costs!