America's $3 trillion health care industry is incentivized toward bad behavior. Most billable procedures rely on volume to turn a profit, according to Lack. A doctor might bill for a procedure, but not for activities that would have prevented that procedure. As a result, hospitals that make money every time you visit have little incentive to remind you to take the meds that might prevent a visit in the first place.
An entrepreneur is helping corporate CFOs win against the government. Craig Lack, a healthcare consultant, makes millions showing companies how to find loopholes in "Obamacare" which is officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Affordable Care Act (ACA) for short.
The INC article mentions that healthcare providers gain more from diagnosing and treating chronic illnesses than they do from preventing those same illnesses. Read the article here.
As a caregiver here are a few things you can do to ensure that your loved one is not being billed for unnecessary medical services: