Percent of Hospitals That Provide Discounted Rx to Patients

By Staff Reporters

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% of Hospitals That Provide Discounted Rx to Patients

 •  Delayed access to a needed drug: 75%
 •  Caused financial hardship for patient and/or their families because that had to pay more for the drug: 69%
 •  Made it logistically harder for patient to obtain needed medications: 61%
 •  Caused patient to stop taking a drug or switch to a less effective therapeutic alternative: 50%
 •  Negatively impacted patient’s health/outcomes: 41%
 •  Led to preventable emergency department visits or hospital stays: 23%
 •  Other: 15%

Source: 340B Health, “Contract Pharmacy Restrictions Represent Growing Threat to 340B Hospitals and Patients,” March 2022

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Are MDs and FAs being Replaced by Robotic Technology?

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On Disruptive Innovation or Deus ex Machina

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA CMP

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Dr David E Marcinko MBAAccording to Wikipedia, a disruptive technology is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology.

The term is often used today used in business, healthcare and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in a new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market.

For Doctors

You can feel it happening in the marketplace around us. Retail clinics, medical tourism, technology-enabled self care — disruptive innovations in the U.S. health care system challenge the status quo. These and other new phenomena zero in on unmet needs, leverage new technologies and business models, and deliver enhanced value throughout the health care supply chain.

So, along with consumerism, healthcare reform and technology, disruptive innovation is one of the three major themes we follow at the ME-P: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org  and www.MedicalBusinessAdvisors.com

For Financial Advisors

According to Mike Kitces CFP, MTax, MSFS many of the things that financial advisors do can be implemented far more efficiently with technology, and overall it’s important to acknowledge that there are some things that humans do better but some things that really are done better by computers.

Which means in the end, the real winner may not be the robo-advisors, nor the human advisors, but the technology-augmented humans – the cyborg advisors – who blend human and technology together into an optimal financial advice solution for consumers.

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Assessment

And so, do these big changes create big value opportunities; or not? Of course they may … but only if you know where to look!

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Medicare for All?

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Worse Care for All?

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Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has announced that as early as next week, his committee will hold a hearing “on the need to pass a Medicare for All single-payer program.”  

Sanders gets an “A” for passion, but an “F” in compassion.  

But, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has cautioned that Sanders’ Medicare for All bill would create “a shortage of providers, longer wait times, and changes in the quality of care.” 

MORE: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/medicare-for-all-would-mean-worse-care-for-all/ar-AAWVDo6?li=BBnb7Kz

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