If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them


Paying hospitals on a cost-plus basis makes sense to many, except hospitals.  

Until now.

With more and more employers in Texas embracing the concept of cost-plus claim payment methodology, and the ability to channel millions of health care dollars, hospitals are coming to the negotiating table. Sitting across from one another, employers and hospitals are finally talking to each other. Money, it seems, drives behaviour.

Missing from the room are greedy health care intermediaries whose value is now openingly questioned by many.

In meeting with once arrogant and obnoxious hospital administrators, we find that most are pretty good guys after all. We are encouraged.