Health Consumers Need More Skin in the Game By Darrell Moon SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 – In my last blog post, I advised CEOs to start aligning their companies’ financial interests with the interests of the brokers who sell them their employee health insurance plans. This incentivizes brokers to seek out lower-cost (but not lower-benefit) plans for employers, and helps to put economic checks and balances … Continue reading DPC: ‘Truth be told, this is the kind of healthcare that most physicians want to practice — it’s the reason most of them went into medicine in the first place.’
By Barbara Morse Silva NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Dr. Lauren Hedde is preparing for her day here at her new practice in North Kingstown. It’s a new concept in our area. It came to her during her training at Memorial Hospital. “And sort of during that time I went through a lot trying to think about what I really wanted to do once I was … Continue reading Rhode Island: ‘She accepts no insurance. People pay a monthly fee between $50 and $100 based on age.’
By Josh Duplechai, Latest Advocacy News, Louisiana Medical Society Thursday, 28 August 2014 – Fed up with shrinking insurance reimbursements and the mounting financial and regulatory pressure to do more for patients with less money, primary care practices are looking for ways to stay viable. Rather than join the trend of independent doctors securing their financial future through mergers with large health systems, many … Continue reading LEGAL: New Law Lets Doctors Drop Insurance Model for Direct Pay
Primary care doctors going into direct primary care are also joining the primary care telemedicine revolution; a key part of their business is based on making themselves available for consultation through all channels, including Skype/Facetime/Google Hangout meetings. Written by: Katherine Rourke AUGUST 25, 2014 – Telemedical treatment has been a tantalizing possibility for many years, for reasons including a failure of health plans to pay … Continue reading Telemedicine: Primary care doctors going into direct primary care are also joining the primary care telemedicine revolution.