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Physician Reimbursement

The Elephant in the Exam Room: How Insurance Companies Affect the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

We must develop a system that provides for a reimbursement model that allows a physician to make a decent living providing personalized preventive care to their patients.

Marcus Welby, MD: Are We Witnessing His Extinction or His Evolution as Part of a New, Different Health Care Model?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

With so many changes occurring in our society because of technology, the economy, and population growth, the practice of medicine in the future will change.

Who Failed the American People?

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Coombs Lee

The federal government once again has decided not to help seniors with advance care planning. On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced it is d...

Doctors Need Time to Think

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

There's a new reality view of doctors' lives at work. This article, by Dr. Richard Baron, documents the mundane, every-day activities of five primary care physicians in Philadelphia.

Making Sense of Health Care Reform

Dr. Ralph Snyderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ralph Snyderman

Getting health care reform right requires a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of how health care is delivered today and how to make it better. This understanding starts with a real story about James.

So it Begins -- the August Attack on Health Care Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I received a mass email that exhorted the recipients to pray because of the disaster to befall on us if health care reform is passed. I went through every charge and answered it.

Reforming Not Only How We Pay Physicians, but How Much We Pay Them

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

Because of our strange reimbursement system, many primary care physicians receive more money performing a five-minute skin biopsy than they do conducting an hour-long history and physical.

Long-Term Thinking About Future Health: Seven Trends That Should Concern Us

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Seven current healthcare trends include doctors leaving the public system, a shortfall in primary care, underutilization of medical treatment, "superbugs," virtual health care, climate change, and radical self-redesign and enhancement.