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October 19, 2017

Sixty-one percent of patients said they would choose an urgent care or retail clinic over their PCP, despite good patient primary care relationships. By Sara Heath October 02, 2017 – Despite reported positive patient and primary care provider relationships, patients still experience barriers accessing care but see the upsides of urgent and retail care clinic… Read More ›

PART 1 of 2 by Dr. Joseph Krainin, MD: New Online Sleep Medicine Practice, Singular Sleep, Offers DPC Practices Convenient and Cost-Effective Care

By Joseph Krainin, M.D., FAASM, President & Founder, Singular Sleep LLC Direct primary care (DPC) is an emerging practice model that holds the potential for higher patient and physician satisfaction and better outcomes compared with traditional primary care practice. In the DPC model, patient and provider incentives are aligned: the patient is naturally incentivized to… Read More ›

TECH | Apple explored buying two Concierge Medical-Clinic start-ups as part of a bigger push into health care — and more inquiries expected, according to CNBC Sources

Apple was reportedly in talks to purchase Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Crossover Health, a healthcare startup that works with self-insured employers to provide medical and wellness services at onsite clinics. The move heightens speculation about the tech giant’s potential foray into the healthcare space, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. Negotiations between the two… Read More ›

USA TODAY | Apple was also reported to be in similar acquisition talks with One Medical, … leverage technology to smooth the often onerous doctor’s visit process.

Apple was also reported to be in similar acquisition talks with One Medical, another concierge medicine group that charges a membership fee and aggressively leverages technology to smooth the often onerous doctor’s visit process. . ~By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY Published 8:02 p.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017 SAN… Read More ›

HSA Owner’s Manual – 2nd Edition (Limted Avail.)

HSA Owner’s Manual – 2nd Edition (Limted Avail.) What Every Accountholder, Employer, and Benefits Consultant Needs to Know about Health Savings Accounts—and How to Use Them Strategically by Todd Berkley “Better late than never, Todd Berkley has produced the Owner’s Manual for HSAs that is so long overdue. It is easy to understand and should… Read More ›

POLL: Annual salary of a DPC Physician? (2016-2017) All Responses Are ‘Anonymous’ [Cash Only Practices, Monthly Model w/ no Ins/No Medicare Partic.]

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VA Secretary Shulkin Has White House Interview To Head HHS

VA Secretary Shulkin Has White House Interview To Head HHS David Shulkin, a physician and a holdover from the Obama administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is believed to be one of several candidates to replace former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. READ FULL STORY … SOURCE: https://www.wsj.com/articles/veteran-affairs-head-interviews-for-health-and-human-services-post-1507938721

Bank rolls out maternity concierge — The maternity concierge is available from pregnancy up until the baby turns 1. Welch describes the program as “the right thing to do.”

Bank rolls out maternity concierge Fifth Third Bank service helps new moms with research, purchases, baby shower planning, birth announcements, alternative work arrangements October 13, 2017 | By Rachel Watson For first-time moms, often the stress of learning how to care for a child combined with returning to work is so overwhelming they might decide… Read More ›