INSURANCE: Employers Are Offering Qliance

Effective January 1, 2015, applicable large employers with 50+ full-time equivalent (FTE) employees without minimum essential health care coverage could be assessed a penalty. Offering Qliance with your current benefits plans provides employees quality care while saving you money.  It’s time to incorporate Qliance in your medical offerings. By Qliance JULY 14, 2014 –  “Qliance can take care of 90% of the healthcare services we … Continue reading INSURANCE: Employers Are Offering Qliance

POLICY: Docs See Direct Pay Model Making Progress in D.C.

By Physicians News Network JULY 10, 2014 – Two Los Angeles and Orange County direct primary care physicians said that recent meetings of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Direct Pay Primary Care Coalition (DPCC) with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., are encouraging signs of an increased interest among politicians and organized medicine in the direct pay model. Dr. Thomas LaGrelius and … Continue reading POLICY: Docs See Direct Pay Model Making Progress in D.C.

AAFP: Family Physicians and Patients Show Increased Interest in Direct Primary Care

By The AAFP Insurance Program | Blog JULY 12, 2014 – There has been a lot discussion surrounding the growth of direct primary care (DPC) practices and how both family physicians and their patients can benefit from this new fee-based model. Not only does this model offer physicians the opportunity to break away from the bureaucracy of health insurance companies, it also allows them to … Continue reading AAFP: Family Physicians and Patients Show Increased Interest in Direct Primary Care

Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Shows Promising Quality Trends and Continued Savings on Expected Costs

Costs Lower than Expected for 3rd Consecutive Year; Key Quality Indicators Show Positive Care Trends for 1.1 Million Members Covered by PCMH Program BALTIMORE, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After three years, CareFirst’s large-scale, region-wide Patient-Centered Medical Home Program (PCMH) is continuing to lower the rising costs of care for CareFirst members covered by the program.  In addition, emerging data suggests that CareFirst members under the … Continue reading Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Shows Promising Quality Trends and Continued Savings on Expected Costs