Kenneth D Croen, MD
I am a primary care physician and ID consultant in a thriving, but small, multi-specialty practice in Westchester County, New York. Over the past 33 years, I have been engaged in basic science research, teaching, and clinical care. I am committed to finding ways to improve our healthcare system. It seems clear to me that the very high price tag of American healthcare is due, in part, to the fact that consumers have been unaware and unconcerned about healthcare costs. Without transparency of cost and quality, consumers will continue to purchase care of variable quality, for fees that can differ by a factor of 10 or more, from one location to another. Educating and engaging consumers about cost and quality must be part of the solution going forward.
My original posts
Maximizing Our Tools To Fight COVID 19
We Can Fix Healthcare Without Destroying it First
Do Not Blame Obamacare for the High Costs of Healthcare
Rethinking the Medicare ACO
The Single Payer Option – Feasible of Not?
ACO at Three Years: Not Quite What We Were Hoping For
Anatomy of the World’s Most Expensive Healthcare System
Accountable Care: We Can Do Better Than This
Commentary on other articles
Healthcare Transparency Forges Ahead
Dramatic rise in health insurance premiums, 2016
Consumer defense against high deductible insurance: Embrace Transparency
A Poor Prognosis for the ACO Model
Strategies to Reduce Low-Value Care
Learning from the UK on Pay for Performance
The $100,000 Remicade Infusion…how is this possible?
Doctors are migrating to salaried positions
The views expressed on this blog are my own and may not reflect the opinions of the Scarsdale Medical Group.