What Can Hospitals Do To Control Costs?

Sep 15, 2014

A visit to the hospital can be terrifying…and then you get the bill. Right now, hospitals receive money by billing for each patient visit, but sometimes those charges can seem out of synch with the services received.

We’ll talk to Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, about whether it would be possible to bring costs down by changing the way they budget.

We’ll also hear from Richard Slusky, Director of Payment Reform for the Green Mountain Care Board, and Joe Woodin, CEO and President of Gifford Medical Center.

Join the conversation: post comments and questions below or write to vermontedition@vpr.net

Also on the show, we'll hear from author Sarah Healy about her new novel, House of Wonder.

Broadcast live on Monday, September 15 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.