Tag Archives: health insurance

Attack On Out Of Network Doctors

By: G. Keith Smith, M.D. http://SurgeryCenterOK.com A patient who wanted to have a procedure at our facility asked us to file insurance. We discovered that if she had her surgery at our facility rather than at an “in network” hospital, her deductible would have been $3,000 instead of $1,500, her copay would have been 50% […]

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Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care Offer A New Way to See Your Doctor

Historically, visiting your medical provider meant a lot of waiting followed by an extremely brief interaction with the doctor before they scurried out the door. And it was often only then that you realized you had one more question! Later you would complain to friends that the customer service at your medical provider was terrible. […]

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Study: Primary Care Access Is A Problem for 62 million Americans And Growing

Access to primary care remains a challenge for 62 million Americans A new study shows the primary care physician shortage leaves millions with inadequate access to care By Allison Ritchie for Medical Economics Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have obtained health insurance, but new research shows that those newly insured won’t be […]

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Why is it so hard to find a doctor in Massachusetts?

Half of primary care physicians in our state are not accepting new patients. A prescription for the problem. By Michael Fitzgerald, The Boston Globe Magazine, October 2013 KATHRYN QUIRK THOUGHT it would be easy to find a new doctor when she moved from Boston to Newton in 2009, just like it was when she arrived […]

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Here Come the Exchanges…And an Opportunity to Turn Chaos Into Gold

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Lisa Suennen As of last week, the heart of Obamacare is upon us with the opening of the health insurance exchanges (HIXs).  And while some think this represents the heart of darkness, it is hard to imagine that anything will stop January 1, 2014 from coming and, with it, a new legal […]

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VIDEO: Obamacare in Three and a Half Minutes From Our Friends in Maine

Wendell Potter columnist at Center for Public Integrity and healthinsurance.org posted his take on the video on Huffington Post “The Blog” September 9th, 2013. “But don’t just take my word for it. Set aside 3 ½ minutes and let 21-year-old Maggie Ditré lay it out for you in a remarkably simple and informative video she […]

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Concierge Medicine: Having a Doctor on Demand

Should you drop $1,500 or more a year for a concierge physician who truly pays attention to you? Here’s the lowdown on concierge medicine for MORE magazine by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin After three years of visits, my primary care physician still didn’t know who I was. During my final appointment, as I sat on the exam […]

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