Healthcare reform has us all tied in knots. When are we going to say enough is enough. I don't know about you but the administrative burdens of managing providers revenue cycles and the continuous timely fight with insurance companies has me tied in knots. I cannot even imagine what providers must feel like.
As with most things in America, we swing from one side of the pendulum to the other with things we care about. When we were at the other side of this Pirate Ship Ride, health care waste was ridiculous. While I have no problems with business profiting from health care, the industry was glutenous and it needed reform. However, with reform comes rules and regulations, mandates and legislation. And while our good country formed our government to protect us, we tend to swing to the OTHER side of the pendulum when it comes to those rules and regulations. When they begin to stifle the freedom for Americans to move within their given talents and trades - causing more harm then good; we know we have arrived to the other side of that pirate ship ride.
My providers are starting to be squeezed too tightly with the new reporting requirements. Causing them financial harm in order to achieve a mandate that in my opinion doesn't help providers be better providers is wrong. Health care providers are not gifted with administrative talent. They are not good at it. They need the freedom of free thinking and exchange of thoughts and ideas. The health and wellness of our people is not a box of rules. It is an ever-changing, ever evolving circle of life. What good does it serve our nation to try and put medical providers in an administrative box of rules and regulations about how they provide care? That is not value.
I do believe there is a happy medium and am confident that we Americans will begin the swing from one side of the pendulum to the other and for awhile even, we will be right where we need to be. But it is going to take some effort for like-minded people to figure out how to reform, reform so that it really works and really is a value to us all.
Whose with me? How can we like minded colleagues put our heads together and figure out a way to allow our providers to do what they do best? How can I be a leader and fight for the cumbersome administrative freedom for our providers? Would love your feedback on ways to help.