Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Modern Healthcare: Obama administration's proposed insurance reforms incite industry backlash

Re: The American Academy of Family Physicians asked the CMS to go a step further and build network standards for appointment wait times. found here.

I was the "Wait Times Guy" for Veterans Health Administration and can say this is no easy task. On any given day every Veteran using a VA Hospital had on average 2.5 pending appointments. Some were for that day, some the next day, or week, or month, or months but sorting out the "wait" from when the Vet wanted the appointment, and when the Vet needed to be seen for a followup appointment got very murky.

Make tinkering with those calculations a criminal offence and you've got quite a mess.