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Brandon Betancourt
Works at Salud Pediatrics
Attended Instituto Superior Universitario de Mercado Technia
Lives in Chicago, IL
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The collateral damage of high deductible plans is often overlooked. HDP disrupt continuity of care as well as put an extra financial burden on doctors that now have to collect from patients.

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20150520/NEWS/150519878?utm_source=modernhealthcare&utm_medium=email&utm_content=externalURL&utm_campaign=am
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I've learned over the years that marketing or promoting your medical practice has way more to do with looking for ways to be remarkable than about ads, direct-mail or any other tool.

http://pediatricinc.com/2013/01/11/how-to-best-market-your-medical-practice-guaranteed/
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Healthcare and profits are two words that make people uncomfortable when used in the same sentence. Strike that! It is uncomfortable only when you use it in the context of physicians.

For example, health insurance companies and profits, no problem. EMRs and profits, no issue. Pharma and profits, let's talk about it som' more.  Physicians are profiting... oooh. You see? That doesn't sound good. 

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I was invited a few years back to give a talk on vaccine management. The audience was mainly adult doctors from various specialties. My assignment was to pull back the curtain on how our pediatric ...
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I was invited a few years back to give a talk on vaccine management. The audience was mainly adult doctors from various specialties. My assignment was to pull back the curtain on how our pediatric practice managed vaccines. In preparation for the talk I…
I was invited a few years back to give a talk on vaccine management. The audience was mainly adult doctors from various specialties. My assignment was to pull back the curtain on how our pediatric ...
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Great post from @bartbarrettmd. Especially for those of us that demand excellence from others but are defensive when excellence is demanded  of us 

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The email seemed downright mean, albeit efficient. In just two paragraphs the patient managed to criticize my attitude, my responses, my office staff, my computer system, my scheduling system, my treatment of patients and my overall business acumen. Although I was taken aback at the meanness of the message it was the basis for the outburst that most caught me off guard. The email was written in response to a brief message I had sent. My...
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Dhammapada verse 50 "Not the perversities of others, not their sins of commission or omission, but his own misdeeds and negligences should a sage take notice of."
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" Most hardened healthcare policy watchers would still likely place their bets on another temporary patch, which would be the 18th consecutive short-term fix to the payment formula. "

I think I'm with the hardened healthcare policy watchers on this one.


http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20150314/MAGAZINE/303149976/proposed-sgr-repeal-deal-includes-provider-benefit-cuts
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I think ELAP should expand. Why stop at healthcare? I think they should branch into luxury vehicles.

I  buy a Mercedes, then ask ELAP to do a cost analysis, have them add a "reasonable" margin and then go back and say, no way with parts and labor this car cost $85,000. My analysis shows its worth $35,000. Here's a check for 30K. 

Seriously though... this is conflicting: 

Hospitals charging crazy, unreasonable amounts is bad. We need transparency, no doubt.

A third party deciding what the hospital or doctor "deserves" to get paid, also bad. In what other business does a third party decide what one "deserves" to get paid after services were rendered?

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When hospitals send invoices with charges that seem to bear no relationship to their costs, the Pennsylvania firm tells its clients (generally medium-sized employers) just say no.
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What Is The Best Way To Calculate Insurance A/R Days?

Account receivables turn around time or A/R days (as it is commonly known as well) is the time an insurance claim takes from the moment the practice submits it, to the moment it gets paid. In other words, A/R turn around time is the indicator that…
Account receivables turn around time or A/R days (as it is commonly known as well) is the time an insurance claim takes from the moment the practice submits it, to the moment it gets paid. In other...
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When ever I read articles like this, I always wonder if it could be applied Ito the delivery of primacy care ( health care ) services.

WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too - http://firstround.com/review/WhatsApp-Used-This-Pricing-Strategy-to-Win-and-You-Can-Too/
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Have you noticed that everybody knows how to deliver exceptional customer service, except those that actually do? We’re all customer service connoisseurs. We all can recognize excellent service. And we are even better at pointing out bad service. But when…
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One day a staffer asked if me I could buy envelopes that have windows on them to send our, we seemed to have missed your payment letter. You know the kind that display the address from inside the envelop. “What’s wrong with the ones we have?” I asked.…
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I think this type of graphs is cool and powerful. But the vaccine debate isn't about data, scientific evidence or facts, really. It is about emotions.
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  • Salud Pediatrics
    Business Manager, 2004 - present
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