New University of Lynchburg master’s program takes ‘value-based’ approach to health care

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February 27, 2019

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Increases in health care costs — over the past decade, especially — have benefited all stakeholders except the person providing care and the patient, according to University of Lynchburg professor Tom Scott.

“While doctors’ salaries have increased some, those increases are dwarfed by the growth in health care administration costs, and the increase in profits of insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, all of which are peripheral to actual act of health care, but are nonetheless costs we pay for,” said Scott, director of health benefit design and health informatics at UL.

Next month, UL will teach students how to come up with solutions through a new online master’s of health benefit design program.