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WASH. POST: Could Medicare’s new doctor payment system endanger small and rural practices?

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Dr. Lee Gross is worried. He has practiced family medicine in North Port, Fla., near Sarasota, for 14 years. But he and two partners are the last small, independent medical group in the town of 62,000. Everyone else has moved away, joined larger organizations or become salaried employees of hospitals or health companies. By Steven… Read More ›

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WASH. POST: Could Medicare’s new doctor payment system endanger small and rural practices?

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Dr. Lee Gross is worried. He has practiced family medicine in North Port, Fla., near Sarasota, for 14 years. But he and two partners are the last small, independent medical group in the town of 62,000. Everyone else has moved away, joined larger organizations or become salaried employees of hospitals or health companies. By Steven… Read More ›

How-To »

Tips for Scaling UP a DPC Practice. ~Elation

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Written by Direct primary care practices are growing in popularity.  This model provides flexibility to providers to focus on their patients, allowing for individualized, convenient care while building a sustainable and scalable business. Building and growing a DPC practice can be both an exciting milestone and a daunting task. So what does it take to… Read More ›

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HEALTHCARE LAW: Legal Risks Arise in Interdisciplinary MD-DC Practice, Challenging Integrative Medicine Model.

(0) Former Harvard Medical School Professor, Author of 6 leading books on Health and Wellness Law, Recognized for his contribution to international health law and policy.  Michael H. Cohen is a thought leader in health care law, pioneering legal strategies and solutions for clients in traditional and emerging healthcare markets.

By Michael H. Cohen, Michael H. Cohen Law Firm When medical doctors collaborate with other licensed healthcare providers (such as chiropractors) in a multidisciplinary, clinical care or integrative medicine setting, legal risks can arise that require careful navigation.  Integrative medicine and multidisciplinary clinical care When we create new models of healthcare, or models that cut… Read More ›

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EVENT: Improving Clinical Outcomes through Advanced Practice Nurses. Aug 31

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Date: August 31, 2016 | 01:00 PM – 2:00PM ET A new patient-centered, nurse driven model that resulted in a significant reduction in 30-day readmission rates and healthcare readmission costs. Register Today Improving Clinical Outcomes through Advanced Practice Nurses Presented on: August 31, 2016 1pm-2pm ET Presented by: Judith Kutzleb, RN, DNP, CCRN, CCA, APN-C… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

Restrepo: Direct Primary Care Helping North Carolina Public Sector Save Big On Health Care Claims, Part II.

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In Union County, NC, fortunately, the hard work is paying off in just one year’s time. Katherine Restrepo, Forbes, Contributor | I cover North Carolina health policy and Obamacare Jul 19, 2016 @ 01:09 PM – Mark Watson, executive HR director for Union County, will openly admit he is the ultimate skeptic. Naturally, he was pretty… Read More ›

Success Stories »

SONJA HORNER: ‘The Clock Will Help You Decide, DPC or Concierge Medicine.’

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Includes a Formula that Helps You Determine the Best Model for You By Sonja Horner, Healthcare Business Innovator | Outcomes Advocate JANUARY 9, 2015 – The simplest way to define the differences between Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Concierge Medicine can be defined by a clock. Yes, I know we want to believe that when… Read More ›

Technology »

BECKERS: The rise of the ‘microhospital’: 7 things to know

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To grow their presence in certain markets, health systems are thinking small and opening so-called “microhospitals.” Here are seven things to know about this care model and its newfound popularity. Written by Heather Punke (Twitter | Google+)  | July 21, 2016 1. Definition. While no microhospital is identical to another, most microhospitals are acute care… Read More ›

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