Monday, December 31, 2018

Where does healthcare money wind up?

I wonder about the anatomy of healthcare transactions: given $100 I spend with a hospital, ED, specialist, primary care, lab, pharmacy, or insurer, what other financial transactions occur and where do the $ wind up? Who gets how much?

If we truly could "follow the money" and stop when it became a paycheck, a bonus, a tax payment, or a dividend where would it wind up?

If you have any pointers, references or other data, I would be happy to see it in comments below.

Some of this one can track through insurer EOB statements, but I’d like to take it a step or two past the payments made to the pockets of different kinds of people and organizations.


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