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By Render S. Davis; MHA, CHE

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In his book, “Back to Reform”, author Charles Dougherty writes that “cost containment is the goal for the healthy.  Access is the goal for the sick.” 

A Meaningless Distinction

So, for an increasing number of Americans, the concerns experienced in-vitro, in-vivo, or described on this Medical Executive-Post blog, are almost meaningless because they are, for the most part, outside the structure of the current health care system. Why?

  • Employers are downsizing staff or cutting out health insurance benefits in an effort to be financially successful in a global economy.
  • Demands for greater government accountability in the expenditure of tax dollars have brought about increasingly more stringent eligibility requirements for safety-net programs like Medicaid. 
  • As insurance becomes more expensive or government programs undergo budget cuts, people are being excised from the system.
  • New competitive demands have fostered unprecedented consolidations, mergers, and closures of healthcare facilities.

This shake-out may have served to greatly reduce the overcapacity that plagued the system, but it has been done with greater emphasis on cutting costs than on fostering efficiency and effectiveness in creating a true system of care delivery. 

The Healthcare Commodity Issue

Those who view health care as little different from any other commodity available through the free market see the present access concerns as simply a byproduct of the inevitable restructuring of the system. While they argue that we must adhere to market solutions to solve our health care access problems, others demand a different approach calling for governmental national health insurance or some form of subsidized care providing at least a basic level of treatment for all citizens. 

Moreover, while Americans continue to proudly tout that we do not explicitly ration care as do some other countries (notably Great Britain and Canada); we tacitly accept a health care system that implicitly excludes citizens who are unable to overcome financial barriers to access.

Care Access Issues

Access to care represents the most visible issue at the very foundation of the ethical principle of justice. 

In their text, “Principles of Biomedical Ethics”, authors Thomas Beauchamp, Ph.D. and James F. Childress, Ph.D. point out that “justice” is subject to interpretation and may even be evoked to support the positions of parties in direct opposition.

A Philosophical Mixed Bag

For example, those who support the predominant principle of distributive justice – the fair allocation of resources based on laws or cultural rules – still must decide on what basis these resources will be used. 

On the other hand, this mix-ed bad of philosophical thoughts include among others:

  • Utilitarians, who argue for resource distribution based on achieving the “greatest good for the greatest number.”
  • Libertarians, who believe that recipients of resources should be those who have made the greatest contributions to the production of those resources – a free market approach to distribution.
  • Egalitarians, that support the distribution of resources based on the greatest need, irrespective of contribution or other considerations. 

Consequently, developing a system of access based on “justice” will be fraught with enormous difficulty.

The Current System

In the current health care environment, access to medical care is approaching crisis levels as increasing malpractice insurance premiums are driving physicians from high-risk specialties such as obstetrics, emergency medicine, and surgery in record numbers. 

The impact is most dramatic in rural and under-served areas of the country where sole-practitioners and small group practices are discontinuing services, leaving local citizens with no choice but to forego care or travel greater distances to regional medical centers to find necessary treatment. 

At the same time, significant budget cuts at both the federal and state levels have seriously eroded funding for Medicaid, leaving this especially-vulnerable segment of the population with even fewer options than before.

Issues Moving to the Forefront

Two areas of the medical care access dilemma are moving to the forefront.

1. The first is in emergency medicine.

An initial study by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cited statistics showing that in the decade ending in 2001, emergency room visits increased 20 percent, while the number of emergency departments shrank 15 percent. Increasingly, hospitals have closed emergency departments due to increasing costs, staffing shortages, and declining payments for services. This crisis comes at a time when post 9/11 fears of terrorism and global disease outbreaks like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) have placed an even greater burden on the delivery of emergency services.  It continues and is exacerbated, even today.

For example, Arthur Kellerman, MD, former director of emergency services at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, the city’s only level one trauma center, writes that “the situation is alarming and has been for some time… It’s unconscionable that we are not coming to terms with the Achilles’ heel of our health care system.”

2. The second area that will grow in significance is in the area of genetic testing.

As technological capabilities improve, medicine’s ability to examine an individual’s genetic makeup will open up remarkable opportunities to predict a person’s susceptibility to certain diseases or handicapping conditions. From a scientific standpoint, we are on the threshold of an extraordinary new era in medicine, where identifications of and treatments for potential illnesses may begin before the person is even born.

“Medicine’s Iceberg”

However, there is a more troubling access side to the potential of genetic testing as noted by Johns Hopkins University president, Dr. William R. Brody. He described genetic testing as “medicine’s iceberg,” where serious dangers for access to care are lurking beneath the surface. 

According to Brody, heated debate has already begun regarding the value of genetic information to insurance companies who could use the information to determine premium levels, even the overall insurability, for individuals and/or families with a member identified through testing as predisposed to a catastrophic and/or potentially expensive medical condition.

In this scenario, infants manifesting a genetic predisposition to certain illnesses or potential behavior disorders may find themselves faced with lifelong un-insurability based on the results of prenatal genetic testing.

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Furthermore, Brody persuasively argues that the potential of this technology, regardless of the incredible scientific potential it offers, could lead to dramatically diminished access to health insurance for tens of thousands of individuals and families and bring about an “end to private health insurance as we know it.”  He suggests that some form of community-rated, universal health insurance may be the only reasonable alternative to assure that Americans at all levels, from indigent and working poor, to the most affluent, may receive needed, basic medical care. 

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The financial sector is a somewhat broad sector, although many of the industries within the sectors tend to move together.

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For seniors, arranging to entrust financial affairs to someone else is an important part of preparing for old age. Once you have chosen a surrogate and dealt with some of the details; one question remains.

How will the transition occur?

Here are some suggestions, based on the work of Carolyn McClanahan MD CFP®.

Simplify

A good first step is to simplify your finances. For example, consolidate checking, savings, and retirement accounts. Reduce check-writing by using credit cards wherever possible and paying off the balances every month. Reduce credit cards to three: one to use in public, one only for automatic bill paying, and one for other online purchases. Not only does this simplify record-keeping, but it minimizes the disruption when one is stolen. (Believe me, it happens. It’s happened to me several times.) As McClanahan points out,

“The easier it is, the longer independence can be maintained.”

Inform

Your surrogate needs to know about all your assets. Not only does this include common liquid assets like bank accounts and securities held in taxable and retirement accounts, it also means more obscure liquid assets. Some examples include variable and fixed annuities, structured notes, collectibles, mineral rights, and cash value life insurance.

Provide access

It’s helpful to have the person who will take control of your finances begin by periodically monitoring your accounts. This will require them to have access to your financial records. If your affairs are relatively simple and your surrogate is local, you can authorize them to access your accounts and receive statements. Another good way to share information, especially if your surrogate lives at a distance, is through a secure online access site where you can share relevant and up-to-date information. Almost every financial planner offers a “client portal,” and so do popular sites like Dropbox and Sharefile.

Observe

McClanahan recommends that your surrogate start with just observing the monthly financial activities. This can mean receiving duplicates of the bills or periodically logging into investment sites. Alerts could be set on various accounts if spending exceeds a certain limit. There are several money management sites, like quicken.com and mint.com, that can also give a surrogate online access to monthly statements and spending alerts.

Participate

The activity of the surrogate can eventually be increased to attending annual meetings with your insurance agent, investment adviser, attorney, and accountant. If you have a financial advisor, it would be helpful to bring your surrogate into your quarterly or annual updates. This way the surrogate can begin to build a relationship with the advisor, which will greatly smooth the transition to the surrogate working conjointly with the advisor in making all your investment decisions.

The surrogate can gradually begin to assist with the monthly bill paying. Eventually, this would culminate in the person taking over all financial decision-making and responsibilities like purchases, bill paying, taxes, and investment decisions.

Monitor the surrogate

Having a system of checks and balances by appointing someone to monitor the surrogate may help you be more comfortable allowing a surrogate to take over your finances. The monitor might be another family member. It might also be your attorney, accountant, or financial planner, whose fiduciary responsibility would be to you.

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Planning for the transition of our financial caretaking is one more aspect of preparing for old age that we are reluctant to even think about. Yet without it, we must eventually accept options imposed on us by family or the court. This planning is crucial in order to take care of yourself and your finances in the ways you choose. 

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The Retail Retirement Wars

Although no one is paying much attention to it just yet, there is a battle brewing in financial services to create a next-generation retirement vehicle.

And because the winner stands to inherit the power to redirect $14 trillion dollars of mutual fund assets and disrupt long-standing retirement asset monopolies, this battle is likely to go down as the largest industry duel in the history of commerce – dwarfing the cola and software wars by trillions.

Read the two articles below on order to gain a firm understanding of who will prevail and what it will mean for both conventional financial services as well as FinTech.

Part 1:

The Battle to Launch a Next-Generation Retirement Product & Control $14 Trillion in Investment Direction

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Part 2:

DOL Fiduciary Rule or Not – Why Brokerages will be Distancing Themselves from the Retail Retirement Market

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Novartis (NVS) offers slight dividend increase, but future is bright.

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Novartis’ (NYSE:NVS) dividend was increased by 1%. Its overall yield is 3.80%.  The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) is a large pharmaceutical firm based in Switzerland.

Its shares trade on the NYSE as an American Depository Receipt, or ADR. The company was created by the merger of Sandoz AG and Ciba-Geigy AG.

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On the “Care-Taking” of Your Financial Affairs

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One area that few seniors prepare for is arranging for someone else to handle their financial affairs when they can no longer fully care for themselves.

This is easy to put off, for three primary reasons.

First, there are a lot of difficult emotions involved with the thought of losing our cognitive ability and the inherent freedom to financially care for ourselves. This is something we have done for ourselves all our lives, so it’s very hard to imagine not being able to do so.

Second, for many of us the loss of cognitive ability is slow and almost unrecognizable. There isn’t an urgency that suggests we need to do anything soon. Often by the time we do realize we need help, it’s too late for us to arrange for it.

Finally, while we’re in good health we tend not to consider the possibility of a sudden catastrophic health event. Yet such a crisis can leave us without a plan and no way in which to have any say in what happens.

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

Fortunately, if you are reading this you have time to prepare. The following information is based on the work of Carolyn McClanahan, MD CFP®, particularly a presentation given to the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors in May of 2016.

She suggests the major questions to answer are:

  1. Who will be in charge?
  2. Are the right documents in place?
  3. How will you monitor your decline?
  4. Do you have a written investment policy?
  5. How will the transition occur?

Who will be in charge?

Choosing a trusted third party to take over bill paying, investment management, and financial caretaking is essential. Options include a spouse, a child or other relative, a friend, a professional bookkeeper, or a financial planner. For couples, the odds are that both partners won’t lose their ability to handle financial affairs at the same time. If one spouse handles most of the money matters, it’s important that the noninvolved spouse becomes involved in the bill paying routine and understands the basics of the couple’s finances. If you are the caretaking or surviving spouse, or if you are single, designating a financial caretaker is crucial.

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Are the right documents in place?

The most important document is your power of attorney that names the person or organization who will be in charge of your finances. If the bulk of your net worth is in retirement accounts, annuities, and jointly owned, another option is to create a living trust, place everything you own individually in it, and identify the successor trustee who is in charge when you can no longer make decisions.

How will you monitor your decline?

It’s important to have some written agreement in place—even if for no one but yourself—that lists the triggering events which will indicate to you the time has come to transfer the control to someone else. It’s up to you to determine what these triggers are and to self-assess every few years.

Do you have a written investment policy?

And is it current? This is a good time to review your investment policy, making sure it’s been updated to reflect your changing cash flow needs and asset allocation. You might also evaluate your ownership of any complicated and illiquid assets like real estate or closely held business interests. It may be wise to simplify and liquidate them while you’re still capable of managing them, before it’s time to pass responsibility to a surrogate.

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Once you’ve answered these four questions, it’s time to consider the last step that will be addressed in a future ME-P: how the transition should take place?

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States with the Worst Medicare Waste?

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THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE TRIAL FROM THE DOCTOR’s POV

[From First Service – to Final Verdict and Emotional Relief]

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February 6, 2017
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“Even among the sciences, medicine occupies a special position. Its practitioners come into direct and intimate contact with people in their daily lives; they are present at the critical transitional moments of existence.

For many people, they are the only contact with a world that otherwise stands at a forbidding distance.  Often in pain, fearful of death, the sick have a special thirst for reassurance and vulnerability to belief.”

[Source: Paul Starr – The Social Transformation of American Medicine, Basic Books].

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When this trust is violated, whether rooted in factual substance or merely a conclusion lacking in reality, American jurisprudence offers several remedies with the core being civil litigation.

For example, we have personally witnessed a spectrum of reasons that prompts a patient to seek the counsel of an attorney. Whether it be an untoward result of treatment or surgery, an outstanding invoice being mailed to a less than happy patient who decides that the doctor did not measure up to expectations, a physician’s wife employed as the office manager charging a patient $50 to complete a medical leave authorization form, or simply a perceived lack of concern on the part of the doctor or personnel, patients can be motivated to seek redress outside the realm of the doctor’s office.

Compound any of the above scenarios with well-meaning friends and family and the proverbial prescription for litigation has been certified. Woven throughout this discourse will be suggestions that might obviate the foregoing. While it is not a panacea, nor a cure-all for medical negligence cases, we believe it to be an effective methodology for resolving those differences that see the growth of a medical malpractice lawsuit …. honest communications.

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  • Understanding What’s at Stake in Litigation · What every Doctor must Know
  • Steps to Take after Summon and Service Receipt · Trail Players. Burden of Proof · Types of Trials · The Discovery Process · Depositions · Motions In-Limine
  • Jury Selection · Opening Statements · Presentation of Evidence ·  Summation and Final Instructions · Jury Deliberations · The Verdict and … Relief!

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Malpractice Insurance Companies, Law firms, Risk Management Consultants, Hospitals, Medical Practices, Offices and Clinics, Out Patient Treatment and representative from Ambulatory Surgical facilities; etc.

Financial advisors [FAs], Certified Financial Planners® [CFPs], Certified Medical Planners™ [CMP™], Chartered Life Underwriters [CLUs], bankers, health attorneys, and all other risk managers, insurance agents, actuaries and financial intermediaries and consultants of all stripes, degrees and general designations.

Fraternal financial services organizations like the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, PA; Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards [CFP-BOD] in Washington, DC; the College for Financial Planning [CFP] in Centennial, CO; the Financial Planning Association [FPS] and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors as well as all US state insurance commissioner offices, etc.

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Dental Managed Care is Substandard Care

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Dental Managed Care [DMC] is Substandard Care – count on it!

1-darrellpruittBy D. Kellus Pruitt DDS

Have you noticed most employer-sponsored dental plans boast savings of 30% and more on dental care, without mentioning how unsustainable discounts harms their employees?

Dental Managed Care [DMC] is substandard care: Discount dentistry, like virtually all underfunded handwork, has always been substandard … Or perhaps someone would like to argue that intricate surgery in sensitive mouths of nervous patients is improved when rushed.

Discounts are popular

Those who market obscure, hard to understand managed care plans to clueless, perhaps non-caring employers, do not control the quality of the discounted dentistry they sell.

Think about it: Discount dentistry without quality control. Can you think of a worse idea in healthcare?

What’s more, not one Delta Dental, Humana or Cigna executive can be held accountable for causing harm to equally clueless dental patients through underfinanced dentistry they sell. Employees who must choose their dentists from preferred provider lists have forfeited freedom of choice, whether they realize it or not. Their underfunded, substandard dentistry is subsidized by tax payers as a special tax-free benefit, benefiting unaccountable third parties most of all.

For example:

  • Want to know what you get with managed care dentistry? Quick prophys. 
  • How many of you get your teeth cleaned in 30 minutes or less? Do they feel clean?

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l always allowed my hygienists 1 hour to clean patients’ teeth simply because it often takes that long to do the job right – regardless what insurers say hygienists’ time is worth. The economic climate is tough on fee-for-service.

As I am considering signing on as a preferred provider – not because I want to – I notice that the fees allowed by insurers do not cover the hourly rate of most hygienists… unless they can “clean” teeth, take x-rays, take blood pressure, go over patients’ medical history, allow time for the doctor to do a quick exam and turn around the room in less than 30 minutes.

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Assessment 

The motto of my practice is “Dentistry Unhurried.” I don’t want to compete in a race to the bottom which uninformed dental patients always lose.

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