After the many bureaucratic changes that followed the passing of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other legislation, patient care has become secondary to satisfying the whims of government and giant insurance company administrators, who are in total control. The result is a web of complicated rules and misguided programs whose chief effect has been to distract doctors and nurses from their proper focus on patient care. Access to health care now depends on the ability of patients, doctors, and nurses to navigate in and around this cumbersome and ever-changing system.
Written by a practicing doctor and based on years of real-life experience, Distracted takes the unique view that it is not the American health care system that is brokenthe problem lies in the administration of health care. The solution is simplicity where there is complexity. The solution is an elegant use of health information technology to foster improved care. It is putting control of health care decisions back with those who know best, patients and their health care teams.
The solution is caring for patients with fewer distractions.
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About the Author
Matthew Hahn, MD, is a practicing family physician in Hancock, Maryland. His passions are the delivery of excellent care and motivating patients to be healthy. He was voted a Maryland Family Doctor of the Year. He is married and has one daughter, and his hobbies include running a lot but slowly. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Distracted 1
Chapter 2 Getting Paid-Part 1: You're Not Gonna Believe How Your Bill Is Calculated 13
Chapter 3 Getting Paid-Part 2: The Worst, Most Wasteful, Guaranteed-to-Fail, You-Can't-Be-Serious Medical Billing System 37
Chapter 4 Computerizing Medicine-Meaningless Use 61
Chapter 5 Your Health Insurance May Kill You 91
Chapter 6 Measuring the Quality of Medical Care Is Bad for You 117
Chapter 7 Patient-Centered Medical Homes-How to Make a Simple Solution Unattainable 139
Chapter 8 Getting Paid-Part 3: Holy MACRA 163
Chapter 9 The Real Big Fix 173
Afterword: After Obamacare? Probably a Lot Like Obamacare 197