Why ACOs Should Be Considered by Independent Primary Care Physicians. ~B. Lindsey

By Blaine Lindsey, Executive Director, Aledade, Inc. | The DPC Journal | Special Contributor APRIL 2016 – For primary care physicians, the last two decades have brought a never-ending (and mostly unpleasant) series of regulatory, reimbursement, and technological changes that have increased frustration and overhead to a point where many independently owned practices are faced with the ultimate question: Can I survive – let alone … Continue reading Why ACOs Should Be Considered by Independent Primary Care Physicians. ~B. Lindsey

Department of Justice | Doctors (eg 31) in seven states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash

Source: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals Charges Involve Over 350 Thousand Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Over 32 Million Pills; ARPO Strike Force Grows to 10 Districts, Expanding to Include the Western District of Virginia — Documents and … Continue reading Department of Justice | Doctors (eg 31) in seven states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash

JAMA: Study — Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move The Needle, Study Finds

By Julie Appleby April 16, 2019 | Kaiser Health News Workplace wellness programs have become an $8 billion industry in the U.S. But a study published Tuesday in JAMA found they don’t cut costs for employers, reduce absenteeism or improve workers’ health. Most large employers offer some type of wellness program — with growth fueled by incentives in the federal Affordable Care Act.   A … Continue reading JAMA: Study — Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move The Needle, Study Finds

Nation’s Largest Insurer Slams ‘Medicare For All’ Plans As A ‘Wholesale Disruption Of American Health Care’

Nation’s Largest Insurer Slams ‘Medicare For All’ Plans As A ‘Wholesale Disruption Of American Health Care’ UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann spoke out against the measures, which are popular among progressive Democrats and some 2020 presidential candidates. The move comes as shares of hospitals and insurers lose $28 billion in market value.   READ MORE … Source; KHN; https://khn.org/morning-breakout/nations-largest-insurer-slams-medicare-for-all-plans-as-a-wholesale-disruption-of-american-health-care/ Continue reading Nation’s Largest Insurer Slams ‘Medicare For All’ Plans As A ‘Wholesale Disruption Of American Health Care’