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FLORIDA: ‘There are few times when he can’t accommodate a patient, but he said when this happens, it helps to have walk in clinics …’

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By Alix Redmonde Mar 30, 2015 –  Finding a medical specialist is no problem But, when is comes to general medicine the choices may be confusing. Three Suncoast medical practices are all busy taking care of patients with general medical needs, yet their practices offer different options depending on patients needs. Robert Ford, M.D., PA,… Read More ›

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FLORIDA: ‘There are few times when he can’t accommodate a patient, but he said when this happens, it helps to have walk in clinics …’

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By Alix Redmonde Mar 30, 2015 –  Finding a medical specialist is no problem But, when is comes to general medicine the choices may be confusing. Three Suncoast medical practices are all busy taking care of patients with general medical needs, yet their practices offer different options depending on patients needs. Robert Ford, M.D., PA,… Read More ›

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DPC EDITOR: Successful “Docpreneurs” Know These 6 Things

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By Michael Tetreault, Editor-In-Chief Do You Have What It Takes? JANUARY 27, 2015 – The editor’s at The Direct Primary Care Journal, asked some of the industry’s new and innovative leading physicians and medical practice business owners, ‘what are the traits of a Docpreneur or direct-pay physician business owner?’ From the onset, the idea of starting… Read More ›

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Anti-Kickback Statute: Lab Fee Waivers Could Be Kickbacks, OIG Warns

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By Jeff Overley Law360, New York (March 25, 2015, 3:03 PM ET) — A laboratory’s proposal to waive fees for certain patients referred by physician practices could violate the Anti-Kickback Statute and result in serious discipline, according to an opinion released Wednesday by the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and… Read More ›

Events »

American Academy of Private Physicians Announces Discounted Spring Conference Registration Rates for Arizona Physicians

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AAPP Contact: Michael Chesser, 877-746-7301 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Academy of Private Physicians Announces Discounted Spring Conference Registration Rates for Arizona Physicians Indianapolis, Ind (March 23, 2015) – The leading national authority and trade organization for private medicine practices, the American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) board of directors announces that for their Spring Conference… Read More ›

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DPCC: “CMS Seeks Input on Primary Care Models.”

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By Direct Primary Care Coalition MARCH 9, 2015 – HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that CMS has set a goal of  moving 50% of Medicare fee-for-service payment to alternative payment models (APMs) by 2018.  READ THE CMS RFI Here … CMS has  issued a request for information (RFI) on ways to enhance primary care outside… Read More ›

Success Stories »

AAFP: Health is Primary Tour Kickoff Highlights Washington State Innovators

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Success Cited in Integrated Care, New Payment Options and Expanding Family Medicine Pipeline March 23, 2015 03:00 pm (AAFP) Chris Crawford Seattle – In areas of the country with more primary care doctors per capita, death rates from cancer, heart disease and stroke are lower and people are less likely to be hospitalized. That is… Read More ›

Technology »

Mississippi – Leading The Nation In Telemedicine

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Authors: David PittmanSources: Politico, Congress.gov, UMC.edu February 26, 2015 Mississippi, the Magnolia State, ranks at or near the bottom in most health rankings: worst infant mortality and most kids born with low birth weight; second-to-highest rate of obesity and cancer deaths; second from the last in diabetes outcomes. But the state is a leader in one… Read More ›

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