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1 In 10 Doctor Practices Flee Medicare To Concierge Medicine

As Medicare whacks away at what doctors are paid and health insurers move away from paying fees for service to bundled payments, more physicians who own their own practices will start direct pay or concierge medicine in the next one to three years. New data from a national survey of nearly 14,000 physicians conducted by […]

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FORBES: Health Insurance Companies See ObamaCare Medicaid Boon

As the Obama administration touts the need for uninsured Americans to sign up for private coverage via exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, the insurance industry sees growth in an expanded Medicaid program for the poor under the health law. This week, the chief executive of the nation’s largest health insurance company and a new analysis indicate major […]

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Concierge Medicine Lowers Health Care Costs

Cutting Health Care Costs With ‘Concierge Medicine‘ By: Robert Peral, M.D. for FORBES, November 21, 2013 As a nation, we spent $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making our nation’s health care system the fifth-largest economy in the world. That’s more than the entire economy […]

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Local Physicians Taking Wait-And-See Approach

by BRADLEY HARTSELL, Thursday, October 10, 2013 The Affordable Care Act, which opened for registration on Oct. 1, has a lot of people asking questions about what it means for the future of health care. Unfortunately, doctors are still asking many questions themselves. Wait and see is the sentiment expressed by everyone from physicians to office […]

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As Obamacare Looms, Insurers Look Beyond Fee-For-Service Medicine, Say Execs At Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013

Bruce Japsen, Contributor “I write about health care and policies from the president’s hometown” The nation’s largest health plans say they are rapidly moving toward transparency and away from paying doctors and hospitals on a fee-for-service basis, four insurance executives said this morning at Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013. UnitedHealth Group UNH +0.12%(UNH), Humana HUM +0.02% (HUM) and several Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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Health Plan Rorschach Test: Direct Primary Care

By Dave Chase CEO of Avado, on Forbes.com July, 6, 2013 Despite its inclusion in Obamacare, Direct Primary Care (DPC, aka Concierge Medicine for the Masses), it’s surprising how few health insurance executives know about DPC. Once I explain it to them, I have found it’s an excellent Rorschach test reflecting whether that executive’s organization is playing to win or […]

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