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Physicians, Health Systems and the Drive For Market Dominance

Brian Klepper Posted 5/23/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Several physicians have reached out recently to discuss attractive employment offers from health systems. They are invariably conflicted. They understand the trade-offs, that they’ll give up the autonomy they’ve … Continue reading

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How Physician Practices Can Prepare for a Health Care Marketplace

Brian Klepper Posted 4/21/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog What is the path forward for physicians who want to remain in private practice, outside the constraints of health system employment? How will the environment change and what new demands … Continue reading

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Who Will Speak For Physicians and Their Patients?

Brian Klepper Posted 8/29/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog Dr. George Lundberg has an important article on Medpage Today that deserves the thoughtful consideration of every American physician. He argues that the American Medical Association, a successful and representative organization for many … Continue reading

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The Economics of Being a Practicing Physician: Greater Frustration, Lower Income, More Defensive

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 4/26/12 on Health Populi One-half of physicians believe they’re not fairly compensated for their work – in particular, those working in primary care. Only 11% of doctors considering themselves “rich.”Medscape’s 2012 Physician Compensation Report compiled data from over … Continue reading

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Surveyed Physicians Are Gloomy About Health Care Reform

Patricia Salber Posted 3/12/12 on The Doctor Weighs In Recently, The Doctors Company (TDC), the country’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, decided to survey doctors to determine what they are thinking and feeling about health reform.  The results are … Continue reading

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Hope Lies with Residents

Paul Levy Posted 3/1/12 on Not Running a Hospital I remain relatively new to the health care field, but even in that short time, it has become evident to me that the pace of quality and safety enhancements and front-line … Continue reading

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Doctors Going Broke. So What?

Tom Emerick Posted 1/11/12 on Cracking Health Costs According to a nearly breathless article in CCN, some doctors in the U.S. are going broke.  Read it here.  I feel sorry for anyone who goes broke, but why all the gnashing of … Continue reading

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US Doctors Less Sanguine About Health IT’s Benefits

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 1/10/12 on Health Populi To doctors working in eight countries around the globe, the biggest benefit of health IT is better access to quality data for clinical access, followed by reducing medical errors, improving coordination of care across … Continue reading

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Paying for Insurers’ “Choice?” A Look at Physician Practice Administrative Costs

Patricia Salber Posted 1/08/12 on The Doctor Weighs In A number of years ago, a family doc friend of mine took me on a tour of his small group practice.   He proudly showed me the exam rooms, his medical equipment, … Continue reading

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How Doctors Die: Its Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be

Ken Murray Posted on Zocalo Public Square on 12/30/11 Brian’s Note: This article was alluded to in a NY Times blog post called “When Doctors Face Death.” In a clear and rational tone, the author, an experienced family physician, points … Continue reading

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Why Medicare Access Is In Jeopardy In Both Salaried and Physician Owned Settings

Jaan Sidorov Posted 12/21/11 on The Disease Management Care Blog Don’t underestimate the physician dismay over the looming “Doc Fix” debacle. Unless some budget compromise gets hammered out, Medicare is about to stick it to a lot of docs. Ever since the passage … Continue reading

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Sustainable Health Care: Patients, Doctors and Hospital Executives See Different Futures

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 11/16/11 on Health Populi There is broad consensus among doctors, patients and health administrators that the current U.S. health system is broken and unsustainable; preventive services is under-utilized and -valued, quality is highly variable from region to region and patient … Continue reading

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America Needs Different Doctors, Not More Doctors

Merrill Goozner Posted 11/10/11 on Gooz News Matt Yglesias at Think Progress took a look at some OECD data comparing U.S. physicians to their international counterparts and concluded we need more doctors. The evidence? There’s only 2.4 practicing physicians per 1,000 population … Continue reading

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CMS Wants Docs To Ante Up To CMS Poker Game

Michael Millenson Posted 10/20/11 on Forbes In a high-stakes political, clinical and economic poker game that goes by the name of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just issued a call for doctors and hospitals to grab some … Continue reading

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Perpetuating the Myth: How Managed Care is Bad News for Pregnant Women

Patricia Salber Posted 10/22/11 on The Doctor Weighs In So, I just saw a Kevin Pho MD tweet flash by on my computer screen with the statement “Managed care is bad news for pregnant women.”  I clicked on the link in the … Continue reading

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