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FORBES and J. Goodman: 'Everyone Should Have A Concierge Doctor.'

By John Goodman, Contributor, Forbes

AUGUST 29, 2014 - Have you ever wondered why you doctor doesn’t talk to you by phone? Lawyers, accountants, engineers and just about every other professional you can think of discovered that phones are a handy way of communicating with clients almost a century ago. 1,188 more words

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HERITAGE.org -- "Direct Primary Care, Part 2 of 2: An Innovative Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance"

Insurance-based primary care has grown increasingly complex, inefficient, and restrictive, driving frustrated physicians and patients to seek alternatives. Direct primary care is a rapidly growing form of health care that not only alleviates such frustrations, but also goes above and beyond to offer increased access and improved care at an affordable cost. 3,798 more words

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Announcing TEDMED 2014 live streaming: Imagining health and medicine’s future

8/22/2014, 2:00 PM

How are you imagining a healthier world? Explore the possibilities Sept. 10-12 as we hear inspirational perspectives from transformative thinkers in science, health and medicine at… 186 more words

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LEGAL and MEDICARE: January 2015, Medicare will pay qualifying physicians and others, a chronic care management (CCM) flat (per patient) monthly fee .

Medicare to pay for chronic care management:

Forbidden fruit or just what the doctor ordered?

 AUGUST 27, 2014 – Commencing in January 2015, Medicare will pay qualifying physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives a chronic care management (CCM) flat (per patient) monthly fee to coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries who have multiple chronic conditions. 1,335 more words

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DUVEFELT, MD: A Swedish Country Doctor’s Proposal for Health Insurance Reform

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD

AUGUST 27, 2014 - In the forty years since I started medical school, I have worked in socialized medicine, student health, a cash-only practice and a traditional fee for service small group practice. 1,510 more words

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NY TIMES, The Health Care Waiting Game: Long Waits for Doctors’ Appointments Have Become the Norm

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, The NY Times

JULY 5, 2014 – ONE small consolation of our high-priced health care system — our $2.7 trillion collective medical bill — has been the notion that at least we get medical attention quickly. 1,343 more words

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How Your Doctor Is Turning Into An Airline, The Huffington Post

According to Dr. Marcy Zwelling of Choice Care in California and Michael Tetreault, Editor of Concierge Medicine Today, if you have a copay and deductible on top of a high monthly insurance premium, chances are it is less expensive for you to just pay out of pocket for these and other tests. 1,863 more words

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