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This Element is an excerpt from Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions (9780132173254) by Douglas A. Perednia. Available in print and digital formats.
America’s stunningly complex, insanely inefficient healthcare billing system: How it works--or, more precisely, doesn’t work.
No single aspect of the healthcare system is more inefficient, destructive, and harmful to the average American than the way in which medical services are currently priced, billed, and paid for. It is hard to conceive of a system that is harder to understand, more difficult to adhere to, more expensive to implement and operate, and less conducive to the public welfare than ours....
About the Author
Dr. Douglas A. Perednia has been a medical internist, dermatologist, medical informatics researcher, healthcare entrepreneur, and creator of several non-profits. In the 1990s, he was principal investigator on digital imaging and telecommunications research projects for the National Cancer Institute and National Library of Medicine, and founded the Telemedicine Research Center. Later, he founded Kietra Corporation to develop versatile, low-cost technologies to improve patient care and reduce overhead. In 2007, he created U.S. Healthcare Constitution.org, a non-profit dedicated to injecting non-partisan reason, dialogue, and the “big picture” into America’s healthcare debate.