Tuesday evening, October 5, join Steven Kemble MD in a continued discussion of Direct Contracting Entities Medicare “Advantage” and other threats to universal health care. Consider how thoughtful responses to the threats can be used to gain traction for true universal health care.
When: Oct 5, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (7 p.m. ET)
Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEud–qqzsuGdOY025ZSmnwCavHdKuWqm5k
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Dr. Kemble is chair of the OPS Policy Work Group and on the Board of PNHP. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of both Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He is a past president of both the Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association and the Hawaii Medical Association. Dr. Kemble has a longstanding interest in health care reform, and is an appointed member of the Hawaii Health Authority.
Medicare Advantage, Medicare ACOs, and DCEs are an effort to take over Medicare by private corporate entities operating under a business model that carries high administrative costs and rewards denial of care, “cherry picking” healthier populations and avoiding sicker, poorer, and more challenging patients, and upcoding diagnoses to game risk adjustment formulas. If we end up with “Medicare Advantage for All,” which is being pushed by some prominent health policy types and politicians, we will have a much harder time getting rid of the health insurance industry to clear the way for a cost-effective (and popular) single-payer system.