Skip to comments.New Md. health care delivery system will prioritize wellness ["when the dust settles......"]
Posted on 01/11/2014 1:38:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
"...That's why we're modernizing our unique system. Under the new approachmade possible by the Affordable Care Act and approved by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMaryland will implement a groundbreaking new system of health care delivery. Using the rate setting structure, the state will set global budgets and other alternative approaches to payment that reward clinical systems of care for providing improved outcomes at lower costs. Support for this new demonstration has come from a coalition of the hospitals, the insurance companies and the state all working together with a common vision....
Under the new model, our hospitals have committed to achieving significant quality improvements,including reductions in readmission rates and hospital-acquired-conditions rates. We will limit the growth in hospital spending per capita, including inpatient and outpatient care, to the rate of growth in the state's economy. We will also control annual Medicare per capita hospital spending growth to a rate lower than the national annual per capita growth rate....
The new model will complement a number of steps Maryland has taken in recent years to transition our health care system to better support health and wellness. We have built an electronic platform for medical records, which now connects hospitals across our state and serves as a common system for alerting doctors when their patients are in the emergency room, querying prescription databases to identify people abusing pain medications and generating maps of preventable disease and costs. We're also developing an innovative approach that links community health outreach and planning to primary care. And we have created Health Enterprise Zones to address persistent health disparities in five targeted areas across the state.
When the dust from today's political battles has settled, our nation will still need a health care system that works...
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
Everything will be tied to our health and necessary for the well being of the planet.
With Obamacare and EPA dictates (they have been given complete control over their actions by the Supreme Court) they will know everything about you and you will have to comply.
"The Company expects to continue its standard process of seeking alternatives to minimize the disruption to Medicare beneficiaries this level of rate decline may cause," the filing read. "Such alternatives include clinical management programs, operating cost efficiencies, benefit changes, market exits and other operating strategies. In the interim, the Company also expects to continue its efforts to educate CMS, the Administration and Congress on the adverse impact such rate pressures have upon Medicare beneficiaries."
An electronic platform for behavioral control, problem patient identification, 'whale' patient identification (and the corresponding resource-drain patients), prescriptions linked directly to BATFE and NICS, and cost data that will enable death panels to make a more accurate and equitable death verdict.
Yep, pretty much sums it up.
It certainly does.
If this is true...then they should have no problem expanding coverage across the state....instead of the severely limited network coverage of hospitals and doctors available through obamacare at present.
Anyone who dissents, is marked with ADD, and forced treatment.
Likely. OR.....some obscure code that translates to DNT (Do Not Treat!).
Many states are encouraging healthcare studies in public schools. Here is one example - from California:
“.....The goal of the health careers education program is to establish a rich, rigorous, integrated health careers path, kindergarten through employment, to serve students from every school in California. Establishing quality integrated programs that are accessible to all students will enable them to fulfill their individual career goals and will help meet the health care industry’s human resource demands.”....
I can only imagine the size of the union that will blossom under this influx of workers into careers in “medical care.”
3.2 million think there is no point saving for old age as it will be swallowed by care bills" More than three million middle aged and retired people have effectively given up saving for their old age believing there is no point because it will only be taken away to pay for care, research shows.
Britains biggest charity working with elderly people warned that the Governments long-awaited overhaul of the care system, currently before Parliament, will fail if large numbers of people simply abandon saving for later life.
Age UK said that the new system, which will cap the amount people have to pay for care in their lifetime, relies on people being able to make a contribution to the cost and could be thrown into crisis if too many people turn their back on saving.
The system, based on the recommendations of a landmark Commission chaired by the economist Andrew Dilnot, is due to come into force in just over two years time.
It will introduce a theoretical £72,000 cap on the amount anyone has to pay for their care in their lifetime, overhaul the system of assessing whether people are frail enough to need care and prevent those who do have to pay having to sell their home.........."
"....But polling, carried out for Age UK, suggests that the reforms have so far failed to persuade enough reassurance to people to plan for their future needs.
It comes after ministers were accused of betraying elderly people after it became clear that a promised universal scheme meant to prevent people having to sell their home to pay for care would not be available to hose with modest savings...." 3.2 million think there is no point saving for old age as it will be swallowed by care bills
Doctor: "Well, Mr. or Ms. name, we've made a decision to not treat you in order to keep our global budget in check and keep our costs lower! Sorry, we can't help you!"
It’s as plain as the nose on my face.
Just remember when socialist speak, the exact opposite of what they say is truth. Marylanders should be very concerned.
First they came for the old and infirm, and I said nothing, because I was not old or unwell.
That’s how it starts.
Finally, they came for me, and I said nothing, because there was no one left to hear.
That’s how it ends.
The Balt. Sun is the Bagdad Bob daily publication for Maryland . It’s all an illusion of an ideal liberal world which will never ever exist .
It already exists. What don't you get about the Gov. writing this and the fact that much of this is in place?
“and other alternative approaches to payment that reward clinical systems of care for providing improved outcomes at lower costs. “
So basically, there is more money to be made treating healthy people than trying to treat those who are the most sick.
Have you noticed lately how many articles describe all the procedures we’ve always been told to have done by such and such age — that now they aren’t needed, or can wait or were never needed at all?
Sounds to me like the cost cutting has already begun.
Death panels come to life
Escape maryland before they murder you. That’s a great state motto.
and if the economy crashes as a million move in, you get aspirins for cancer?
There was something in the local news a few weeks ago about how some doctors are trying out having annual physicals be group events....a group of people go through testings, screenings, discussions about health together, like a classroom. Yuck!
Translation: Don't get sick.