... There are lots of features of the House Bill and that are already in the Senate bill that change that (the way doctors are paid). We are beginning to move away, particularly in Medicare, from traditional fee-for-service pay that I would suggest not only causes redundancy but doesn’t encourage innovative, high quality, low cost practices to moving toward a system that exists in pockets, exists in Mayos, Geisinger, (Inter-)Mountain Health Care. We know what it looks like. It isn’t how medicine is practiced it isn’t the the hospitals and providers are paid, so "bundled payments," "medical care homes," "accountable care organizations" – all buzzwords for really providing financial incentives and eventually financial penalties for appropriate medical protocols and appropriate outcomes - stopping the system now where one out of every five who’s released from the hospital is back in 30 days having never seen a health care provider, reducing or eliminating hospital-based infections, which are now one of the top 10 leading causes of death in America. We know exactly the system that can be done to stop it. It doesn’t take any capital investment It doesn’t require any new technology.”I wonder what she means by "... eventually financial penalties for appropriate medical protocols and appropriate outcomes?"
Why penalize people for adhering to appropriate medical protocols? Or maybe she just needs some sleep...
And then there's this quick fact check:
Septicemia: #10 in 2006 (1.3% of deaths) CDC list for death in America and was #11 in 2004 (1.4%) but is substantially better than rates in 1997 (2.4% of deaths).
(Just keeping it real.)