Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Model for the Nation

A model for the nation, Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania pays primary care providers more to coordinate care for complex patients with chronic illnesses. Some find it intrusive when insurers call and help coordinate care, but what if it's a nurse associated with your doctor's office whose salary is paid for by an insurance company? When they call to help you find less expensive medicine, is their call welcome? If done right -- if not punitive -- I think real care management can be a great help to patients and a great cost saving to insurers. Jennifer

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