MedPage Today June 22, 2022
Lucia Ryll

— Complex incentives pose reasons to approach this new model with caution

While working at one of the nation’s largest safety-net hospitals, I experienced first-hand how difficult it can be for people to access medical care. For many providers, the story of the patient with diabetes or a suspicious lump who couldn’t get an appointment in time or wasn’t able to take time off work will resonate all too well. Many hospitals have adopted initiatives to improve access, but innovation has been slow, confined to individual institutions, and hampered by regulation.
 
In the absence of a productive government, some believe it necessary to turn to industry. One industrial giant...

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