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10 Ways to Cut Health-Care Costs Right Now relate to the 6 points of the RWJF Blueprint for Change that Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey describes in The Road to Reform

Discuss how the 10 Ways to Cut Health-Care Costs Right Now relate to the 6 points of the "RWJF Blueprint for Change" that Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey describes in The Road to Reform.

10 ways to cut health-care costs right now
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_47/b4156034717852.htm

Lavizzo-Mourey, R. (2009). The Road to Reform. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/2008presidentsmessageannualreport.pd f

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Discuss how the 10 Ways to Cut Health-Care Costs Right Now relate to the 6 points of the RWJF Blueprint for Change that Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey describes in The Road to Reform.

According to a new Thomson Reuters report, approximately one-third of the nation's total healthcare spending is unnecessary. With 46 million people in the United States that are uninsured, that type of spending would offer them care that would secure their medical future. With the standards medical system, which is fee for service, there is not incentive to provide good care and promote healthier patients. Most wonder how we have migrated from the doctor who cared for the patient and receive remuneration for good service to an assembly line type of care that does nothing but promote more spending to cover possible lawsuits.
Ten ways to Cut Health-Cate Cost Right Now
1. Change Fraudulent Claims - It is almost hard to believe the number of people who participate in some kind of fraudulent scheme related to insurance claims or reimbursement. Up to now, the insurance companies let the government handle to issues and now have hired their own investigators to seek out the industry fraud. In California, Anthem Blue Cross found that 10% of newly registered companies were fakes. News coverage of the events also helped to curb the rising schemes.
2. Healthier Workforce - Having a healthier workforce can add a huge amount of savings to any company but it has to a serious effort. You can't tell people to go to a fitness program when there is no facility. Incentives need to be real and consistent. If a worker lowers their Body Mass Index by so many points, they get a certain amount of money off of their medical insurance.
3. Family Physicians - The prototype of this role is what we believe we lost about 30 to 40 years ago when specialist came on the scene. Patients started going to the specialist without letting their regular family physician know thus care became sporadic and patient could be on multiple medications that could ...

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This solution demonstrates clearly how the 10 Ways to Cut Health-Care Costs Right Now relate to the 6 points of the RWJF Blueprint for Change that Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey describes in The Road to Reform.

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