The adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) appears to be slowing. What does that mean for your efforts to reduce health benefit spending?
Changing the status quo. End of life care. Paying for volume in health care. A panel of experts tackled those topics and more when 200 employers, agents and health care industry professionals gathered in Madison, Wis. on May 16 for The Alliance’s Annual Seminar.
“Having access to your medical visit notes is the most important piece of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). And it is often the most overlooked piece,” said Dr. Catherine DesRoches, executive director of OpenNotes®, which helps patients gain electronic access to their own medical records.
“Studies show that when patients understand actual risks and benefits of treatment, overtreatment and costs are reduced while patient satisfaction is increased,” said Dr. Andy Lazris, a board certified physician in Internal Medicine.
In July 2017 The Alliance will offer members, providers and qualifying vendors the first-ever opportunity to sponsor Alliance Learning Circle events.
Some critics of the OpenNotes® movement feel that reading doctors’ full notes about health care encounters could be TMI (Too Much Information). But OpenNotes is gradually silencing its critics by proving that offering more information is a positive way to get patients involved in their care.