Crain's Detroit Business: Health Insurers Push Patients Away From Hospitals

Posted on April 04, 2018

Peter Schonfeld, MHA senior vice president, Policy, and chief operating officer, MHA Service Corporation, was interviewed for an April 1 Crain’s Detroit Business article that covers insurers’ and hospitals’ efforts to reduce costs and move certain types of care to settings other than a hospital.

The article focuses on a growing trend among healthcare insurers to steer insureds to lower cost settings for care, specifically with regard to the administration of intravenous drugs and knee and hip replacements for cases where a patient does not have other complications. The MHA is working on behalf of Michigan patients and hospitals to reduce costs while also ensuring patients receive safe, high-quality care in appropriate and convenient settings, said Schonfeld.

"As we move to affordability, we need to find a balance in this," said Schonfeld. "There is a need to measure appropriate care in the right setting."

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Tags: Peter Schonfeld, intravenous drug infusions, bundled payments, knee and hip replacement

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