September 1, 2012

U.S. healthcare expenditures are on track to rise from 17.9 percent in 2010 to 19.6 percent by 2021, and have been described as a threat to national security by many. Yet there is relatively little consensus on the dynamics behind this continuing trend.

NAI consultant Stephen Rothenberg, J.D. was one of several healthcare professionals, including physicians and former hospital executives interviewed this month in Becker’s Hospital Review on how healthcare costs have gotten out of control in the past 10-plus years, and what should be done about it:

“At a high-level, some of the main reasons for out-of-control healthcare costs are due to the current payment model and the lack of transparency in our system,” Steve says. He goes on to describe each of these drivers in greater depth, in Bob Herman’s complete article, A Look from within: Why Are U.S. Healthcare Costs so High?, published September 7, 2012.