Healthcare Systems: Characteristics Of Medicare Culture

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Healthcare Systems
Tresa Morris
Aspen University
March 12, 2018

Healthcare Systems Disregard for primary care is the main characteristics of Medicare culture is the total disregard for the value of primary care and the role played by primary care. Higher insurances reimbursement has been the death of primary care as specialty physicians receive higher medical reimbursements. Higher reimbursement enables them to procure and implement a high technology solution to deliver care to patients fast and maximize their return on investments. Considering the resources based relative value scales that was implemented for the US Medicare physicians payment, the lower payment received by the primary care physicians prevents them from
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There are chambers engaged in higher healthcare medical technology that drive the adoption of medical technology in healthcare (Shi, 2012). The special interest vested in these hospitals and revenue from the research and development of higher technology has driven most healthcare organization and investors to promote the adoption of higher technology solution instead of seeking preventive measures. Mainly the people who have attained their leadership position by proving their ability to the narrow clinical areas and specialties mainly organized around higher technology solutions. Finally, medical education environment according to specialties and control. These specialists emphasize technology intensive procedures as opposed to primary care. They also more like to promote tertiary care and deter the students of primary care specialties from practicing primary care in pursuit of well paying tertiary…show more content…
Even though the number of uninsured people has gone down after the affordable care acts were implemented, many people remain uninsured. Never the less, a single-payer system that makes an economic sense is highly resisted in America. Below is an explanation for the resistance to the single-payer systems in America.
Extensive lobbying by hospitals and corporate America the single player systems or universal health insurance has been thwarted in American because of the extensive lobbying against the system by the healthcare investors (Sanders, 2018). The Medicare spelled doom for the healthcare prices as hospitals, physician, and big pharmaceutical companies and the insurance industry did not find it attractive because it affected their profits. Most HCO are either not-for-profit or profit, but the single-payer systems mean that they have to depend on the government

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