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The Business of Dialysis by Matt S. Posted Mon 25 Jan 2010 12:00am An interesting figure in this month's ASN Kidney News details the quarterly earnings for three major dialysis companies in the U.S.: DaVita, Dialysis Corporation of America (DCA), and Fresenius. Also included in the figure (not shown here) is the "revenue per treatment"--that is, how much profit each company obtains from the average patien ... Read on »
How is HCA a For Profit Hospital Chain, Making All That Money–Billing in the ER a Contributing Factor for Reimbursements&# by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 15 Aug 2012 1:26pm Something that anyone in healthcare has known for a long time is reimbursements depend on the coding of care and this article in the Times takes a look at how HCA is operating and makes note of the fact that there are no standards set up by Medicare.  We all know too that marketing among hospitals in the last couple of years has accelerated tre ... Read on »
Kidney Transplants are Cheaper Than Years of Dialysis and Lead to Longer Lives – Study States Patients are not Being Advised and by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 27 Sep 2009 10:21pm 1 Comment This is a bit disturbing and I agree with the nephrologist from Harvard that says transplants should be mandated just for the simple idea for quality of life.  What is disturbing is the cost numbers cited below in reference to needing enough insured patients to offset the cost for low payments from Medicare?   I truly hope this had not entered th ... Read on »
Dialysis is Big Business by John M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:01pm Sunday night was a quiet night for dialysis. Monday night was a night off. Since my digestive problems as noted in my last entry, I have continued to have unpleasant moments. I may be sitting down in front of the TV and suddenly have to get up to vomit something from hours earlier in the day. The “Burp ... Read on »
Are Profits More Important Than Cures? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Oct 2012 11:54am A Treatment for Almost Everything but Few Vaccines & Even Fewer Cures — Why? Fair and balanced journalism is a very nice catch phrase but the stated goal is more than illusive, it is almost non-existent and that’s because there are never just two sides to a story.  There are often several sides so no matter how hard a reporter might try to ... Read on »
How Health Reform will affect Hospital’s Business Strategy by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Jan 2012 10:25am For many years, fee for service payment was the status quo. FFS model encourages hospitals to adopt the following strategies to maximize market share and profits: Centered on short-term acute care Focused on specialist alignment Driven by a volume-based service-line strategy Using expensive medical equipment purchases to enco ... Read on »
Part Time CFOs Hired By Biotech and Pharmaceutical Businesses-Virtual Executive Business Model To Work the Algorithms for Profit by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 2:43pm In healthcare we call this locum tenens and it looks like this move is going up the executive ladder.  This is an interesting article as it looks at the individual having let’s say 4 different companies to where they are the CFO, they could choose to use any one of the 4 companies to add content to a conversation, etc.  Of course having a cont ... Read on »
Adding Profit to your Work from Residence Net Business by omhaycumsi1982 Posted Mon 12 Nov 2012 2:27pm Many men and women, from all walks of life, are generating the decision to work from property. There are an unlimited number of operate at household business concepts; on the other hand, the internet has by far the most potential. Net web-sites are typically developed for personal or organization use. What when may perhaps happen to be re ... Read on »
Business Model Design and Innovation: Business Models Beyond Profit – Social Entrepreneurship Lecture by Suhit A. Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 5:48pm Business Model Design and Innovation: Business Models Beyond Profit – Social Entrepreneurship Lecture. Business Models Beyond Profit – Social Entrepreneurship Lecture View more documents from Alexander Osterwalder. Posted in Green Thinking Read on »
Bill Moyers Journal: Wendell Potter on the Healthcare Bill by Brian Ahier Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 5:24pm PBS has posted the YouTube video below which has a fascinating discussion with Wendall Potter. After twenty years as a corporate public relations executive, he left his job as head of communications for one of the nation's largest health insurers to advocate for meaningful healthcare reform. Bill Moyers interview him for his show and it is well w ... Read on »