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What Executives Think of Their Own Health System’s Performance

By David Burda – They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. That sage advice apparently applies equally to people suffering from an addiction and people running a health system. A new study in the Journal of Healthcare Management reveals a big gap between what many executives think of their health system’s performance and how their system actually performs.

Dave’s Dispatch: Gaming Payment at the Healthcare Casino

By David W. Johnson – In the classic “Casablanca,” cynical restaurateur Rick Blaine operates Rick’s Café Américain in occupied French Morocco during WWII. In an iconic scene, Louis tells Rick that he’s closing his establishment because he’s “shocked, shocked to learn there’s gambling in the cafe” just as a casino worker hands Louis his winnings.

Talent Tuesday: Overpaid and Untrusted Healthcare Executives

Talent Tuesday: Brought to you by David Burda and 4sight Health – If an individual’s compensation is commensurate with their performance, then health insurance and hospital executives really stink at their jobs so says a new public opinion poll conducted by the U of Chicago HSPH and the Associated Press NORC.

Dave’s Dispatch: Healthcare’s Dystopia: A Patient’s Lament

By David W. Johnson – As a lifelong soccer fanatic, I’ve enjoyed “Ted Lasso” more than any TV show in recent memory. Lasso is a wily American football coach, with no soccer experience, brought to England to manage a Premier League team. Among the show’s many colorful characters is Dani Rojas. For Dani, “Football is life.”

Death by Revenue Cycle

By David Burda – I’d bet my family annual out-of-pocket maximum of $3,000 under my Blue Cross HMO that no other industry spends more on billing and collections than healthcare. Revenue cycle management, hospitals, health systems and medical practices spend billions a year to collect every dime they are owed.