Monthly Archives: April 2014

HEALTHCARE’S BIG QUESTION: VALUE OR COST? RAYMOND RUPERT MD. MBA.

There is a revolution occurring in healthcare spending. The focus is on value for healthcare dollars that are spent.  Healthcare systems want to pay for value and not for volume. When Professor Michael Porter, strategy professor at Harvard Business School, … Continue reading

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WHISTLER GETS HEALTHCARE SERVICE RIGHT! Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

When there is an opportunity to deliver focused healthcare services many times, then the customer service can be exceptional. Here is a case study: Mr R.C. is a 52 year old business executive who was skiing near the top of … Continue reading

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MEDICAL CODING OF ALL HEALTH PROBLEMS TO CREATE THE MASSIVE ICD-10: The Washington Post- Wonkblog- Feb 14, 2014

With 14,000 medical codes, the old collection of codes – the ICD-9- seems puny by comparison. The new manual for ICD-10 explodes that code set to 68,000 much more granular and detailed terms to define — very exactly what health … Continue reading

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