If I could frame a tweet, this would probably be it.
Andy Slavitt, acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, deals with a whole lot of special interests, whether it’s pharma companies, insurers, or physician groups. As he shared on Twitter today, these discussion are rarely focused on improving patient care. And that’s a big problem.
Slavitt’s mission during his time in office is to shift health care from a system that pays for services, like tests and procedures, to one that rewards for outcomes.
The number of meetings I have in a given day where their central agenda is something besides improving care for people is disturbing.
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) October 5, 2016