IN-FOCUS: ‘Employers adopting health advisory services often see their employees become more deeply engaged in health care decisions with an improved perception of the employer’s commitment to their well-being …’

By Deb Dominianni MAR 12, 2015 – Commentary: When it comes to grappling with complex health care benefit challenges, human resource and benefits personnel have a tough job actively engaging employees. Many workers simply feel that they don’t have the time or knowledge to effectively manage complex health issues. Often, when facing financial or health care decisions, employees prefer that someone else make these decisions … Continue reading IN-FOCUS: ‘Employers adopting health advisory services often see their employees become more deeply engaged in health care decisions with an improved perception of the employer’s commitment to their well-being …’

More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans

By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans with job-based health insurance will face costlier deductibles next year as more large employers embrace or expand so-called consumer-directed health plans, a new survey finds. The shift to high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans is occurring as Fortune 500 companies and large public-sector employers grapple with rising health-care and insurance costs. “Employers are … Continue reading More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans

INTERVIEW: MedLion’s Dr. Samir Qamar — How Physicians Can Offer Direct Primary Care to Employers

By Mary Pat Whaley, FACMPE, CPC Staying with the theme of practice models for independent physicians, here’s an interview with Samir Qamar, MD of MedLion. Mary Pat: You are the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MedLion, as well as a practicing Family Physician. Tell us your story. Dr. Qamar: I grew up around the world the son of a UN diplomat, with a lot … Continue reading INTERVIEW: MedLion’s Dr. Samir Qamar — How Physicians Can Offer Direct Primary Care to Employers

WASHINGTON: EverMed — ‘“There are three key groups we want to serve,” Jonason explained, “the independent medical practice, small to mid-size employers and individuals.”’

By Seth Sjostrom MAY 13, 2014 – With the healthcare industry in a state of change, one local practice has decided to take control of its own fate. Scott Jonason, founder and clinician of Lacamas Medical Group in Camas, has built one of the largest independent primary care practices in the northwest. Despite his success, he is concerned about the direction of healthcare. “In the … Continue reading WASHINGTON: EverMed — ‘“There are three key groups we want to serve,” Jonason explained, “the independent medical practice, small to mid-size employers and individuals.”’