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Meet the Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice Model

Joe Cantlupe

Under the hybrid model, doctors merge elements of traditional and concierge medical practice models. This allows them to care for patients who rely on Medicare or private insurance, while offering specialized services for self-pay patients. >>>

 

 

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HIPAA Final Rule Raises Fines for Non-Compliance

The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>

Citing Cost Reductions, Highmark to Expand PCMH Initiative

Highmark Inc.'s pilot patient-centered medical home project saw a nearly 2% reduction in costs per member per month, while traditional care delivery programs notched cost increases, prompting the payer to expand the program in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. >>>

Is Concierge Medicine Finally Ready for Takeoff?

A fear of major reimbursement cuts and other factors are building toward a "crescendo" of physician interest in direct pay medicine, suggests a report conducted for The Physicians Foundation. >>>

Groups Urge Feds to Issue Physician Payments Final Rule

The overdue final version of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act outlines reporting requirements on all grants, fees, and reimbursements provided to physicians and teaching hospitals by manufacturers of medical devices and prescription drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid. >>>

Patient Protection Needs Focus in Obama's Second Term

In his inaugural address, President Obama signaled his commitment to rolling out the rest of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In its second term, his administration must show how the law will incent providers to work harder to protect patients. >>>

AHA Rural Chair: Reimbursement Top Challenge

In an interview, the new chair of the American Hospital Association's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals speaks forcefully about the relevance of rural hospitals, and the need to address reimbursement cuts. >>>



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News Headlines

Docs praise bill to repeal Medicare cost-cutting board

The Hill, January 24, 2013

CMS community initiatives could reduce health costs

Kaiser Health News, January 24, 2013

CA physicians dispense more than medical care

Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2013

Many seek acute care within month of hospital release

Los Angeles Times, January 23, 2013

Insurers prod docs, hospitals to stop elective early deliveries

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2013

Opinion: End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

The Baltimore Sun, January 23, 2013

Opinion: Patients lose when hospitals take over docs

Orlando Sentinel, January 22, 2013

CO docs cracking down on painkiller abuse

The Houston Chronicle / Associated Press, January 22, 2013

Virtual visits to doc may be cheaper than and as effective as in-person visits

The Washington Post, January 22, 2013

HHS releases HIPAA final rule

Government Health IT, January 18, 2013



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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