Steve Calvin M.D. on pregnancy care, health care reform, and innovation

Breaking up the confusopoly in pregnancy care

Confusopoly is a term given to us by the cartoonist creator of Dilbert.

It is well described here:

http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/confusopoly-pricing-companies-intentionally-trick-consumers-instead-of-competing/

Confusopolies deserve our laughter, but they are a serious problem in all areas of commerce.  Especially in healthcare.  Nearly every mother has horror stories about confusing billing experiences with insurers, providers, and hospitals.  Only in medical care do you embark upon a 9 month journey with so little idea of what things will cost.  The future of pregnancy care is going to look very different.   Comprehensive care by a team for a single package price is where we are headed.  Stay tuned.

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