TRENDS: In South Florida and the nation, healthcare costs often are shrouded in secrecy.

By Daniel Chang SEPT. 13, 2014 – At a hearing to discuss the rising costs of healthcare benefits for Miami-Dade County employees this year, a labor union consultant raised his hand to ask what seemed like a basic question. Could the committee charged with reducing Miami-Dade labor’s healthcare expenses look at the spreadsheet showing the rates that the county pays local hospitals and doctors for … Continue reading TRENDS: In South Florida and the nation, healthcare costs often are shrouded in secrecy.

AUGUSTA, GA: One Doctors Journey to a Direct-pay Practice

April 03, 2013 | EHR, Healthcare Reform, Practice Models |By Robert Lamberts, MD | If you ask a hundred physicians if they are happy with our current healthcare system, you’d be hard-pressed to get one to say “yes.” If those physicians were primary-care physicians, you could scarcely get one in a thousand to answer in the affirmative. Patients don’t like the current healthcare system either, and … Continue reading AUGUSTA, GA: One Doctors Journey to a Direct-pay Practice

Humana and Iora Health Partner to Launch Accountable Care Agreement in Arizona and Washington

Iora to open four Iora Primary Care practices exclusive to Humana Medicare Advantage members, designed to improve members’ health and well-being. September 16, 2014 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time – PHOENIX & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Improved health and more coordinated care for Medicare Advantage members is the goal behind a new Accountable Care arrangement and population health management partnership between Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Iora … Continue reading Humana and Iora Health Partner to Launch Accountable Care Agreement in Arizona and Washington

Letter to the Editor of DPC Journal, Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. John Blanchard

“We are in the midst of a disruptive volume to value paradigm shift in health care. Senator Colbeck is the leader in Lansing we need to bring real world common sense solutions to health care reform.” – John Blanchard M.D Greetings We all know our current healthcare system is troubled.  State Senator Patrick Colbeck is one person in Lansing who understands this and has a … Continue reading Letter to the Editor of DPC Journal, Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. John Blanchard