You may have noticed that I haven’t posted to the blog in a few weeks. I have been busy conducting a bit of an experiment.
I spent exactly one month paying extra attention to the medical costs of the patients seen in my practice. I looked for unexplored opportunities to save them money without affecting the quality of their care.
I kept track of the total estimated savings, including recurring savings over the coming year. The results were surprising.
I decided to conduct this experiment when I heard about the essay contest being held by the nonprofit organization Costs of Care (www.costsofcare.org).
I hope to be able to post the essay here soon.
Stephen Meyers, MD