Solving the crisis in primary care
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Medical Economics http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/ * reported that: “Direct pay models could buy physicians more time with patients to improve care and reset a fractured payment...
Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently NPR http://www.npr.org/ *told this story: “As a young doctor working at a teaching hospital, Sandeep Jauhar was having trouble making ends meet. So, like other academic physicians, he took...
CMS Moves to Define Where Medicare and Exchange Plans Overlap
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Commonwealth Fund http://www.commonwealthfund.org/ *reported: “ recipients in theory don't have to worry about obtaining coverage on health law insurance exchanges and, moreover, can't...
Companies Jockey to Avoid 2018 Tax on Health Plans
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Commonwealth Fund http://www.commonwealthfund.org/ reported: “ Many companies are changing their health benefits to try to avoid a tax slated to hit in 2018 on more generous insurance ...
Medicare to Start Paying Doctors Who Coordinate Needs of Chronically Ill Patients
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/ * reported: “ In a policy change, the Obama administration is planning to pay doctors to coordinate the care of Medicare beneficiaries, amid grow...
Pharmacies Turn Drugs Into Profits, Pitting Insurers vs. Compounders
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/ * noted: “It may be the biggest thing in diaper rash treatment, a custom-made product to soothe a baby’s bottom at the eye-popping price of $1,60...
Reform Update: Patients' cost sensitivity worries some doctors
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Modern Healthcare http://www.modernhealthcare.com *noted: “Doctors who are more accustomed to fielding patient questions about the benefits of procedures, tests, drugs and specialist refer...
Hospitals Seek To Help Consumers With Obamacare Premiums
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Kaiser Health News http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/ * noted: “Low-income consumers struggling to pay their premiums may soon be able to get help from their local hospital or United Way. So...
30 things to know about mHealth
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Becker Hospital Review http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/ * noted: “Mobile health is a burgeoning industry within the health IT sphere, spurred by the proliferation of personal mobile d...
Doctors Upset Over Skill Reviews
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/ * reported: “The medical community is embroiled in a bitter debate about what board-certified physicians should be required to do to prove th...