Thursday, June 10, 2010

And Now for a Bit of a Chuckle

Yesterday I heard a delightful piece on All Things Considered on NPR.  Host Robert Siegel and Andrew Holtz, author of The Medical Science of House, M.D, took a few minutes to discuss an episode. Specifically, they discussed what the bill would be for the central patient in the episode. You can find the story here.  Read the text, but also take the time to listen to the segment from the broadcast.  It highlights issues of varying agreements with insurers, cost shifting, and differences in reimbursement.  Consider it an interesting illustration of issues we've been talking about for a while - and will be talking about for some time to come.

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