Archive | October, 2012

SCHIMPFF: Health care fix: Patients pay doctors

By Dr. Stephen C. Schimpff –Cutting out insurer middleman would revolutionize care There are distinct advantages for the patient who pays the primary care physician (PCP) directly: higher quality, lower cost and greater satisfaction. The fundamental problem in health care delivery today is a highly dysfunctional payment system that leads to higher costs, lesser quality […]

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How the surplus of patients will impact primary care

by DIKE DRUMMOND, MD on October 2nd, 2012 I believe the projected shortage of physicians caused by the Affordable Care Act will drive primary care into two opposite tracks. Each is a distinct and logical response to the patient overload and each points out gaping holes in our medical education that must be addressed. The […]

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