Now THIS is smarter!! "Every time he avoids a hospital admission or emergency-room
visit, Esse splits the savings with the patient's private insurer." On a computer in his St. Louis medical office, Dr. John Rice often pulls
up a list of his 10 patients with the largest bills. They suffer from
diabetes, heart disease, or emphysema. They sometimes land in the
hospital where they rack up a long list of charges.
Rice's job is to make sure they don't set foot in that emergency room.
To accomplish this, the chief medical... [More]