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Why You Need to Prioritize Getting the Right Healthcare Coverage

There are many issues to consider when choosing healthcare coverage including chronic conditions requiring ongoing care & whether your doctor is in-network.
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8 Physician Employment Contract Items You Need to Know About

More and more physicians are signing employment contracts as opposed to opening up a practice. If you see any of these 8 concerning contract items when reviewing your contract, it is probably time to negotiate.
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Re-Shaping Patient Engagement in a Multicultural World

An increasing multicultural divide between patients and the healthcare workforce can impede patient engagement and may lead to poor outcomes and higher costs.
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A Tale of Cost & Care: Blood on the Sidewalk

A family doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. healthcare system after she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good...

Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.
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These 9 Necessary Expenses Are Good for Your Health

Everyone tries to squeeze more time out of their 24-hour days but we should not let our hectic lifestyles push our health needs into the background. 
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Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit

A number of employers have discovered that including robust infertility coverage in their health benefits package can help attract and retain employees.
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Why Infertility Treatment Should be a Covered Benefit

Infertility is a disease and deserves to be covered by health insurance like other medical conditions. There are compelling business and social reasons to support this case.
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Why Unfair ER Coverage Policies are Risky for Patients

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield's policy that retroactively denies payment for emergency department care is unfair and places a dangerous burden on patients.
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How to Achieve High Value from your Executive Health Program

Executive health programs often include interventions that are high cost, low efficacy or both including screening tests offer no value & may even cause harm.
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How to Kill Pre-existing Condition Protections

A.G. Jeff Sessions' letters to Congress outline the convoluted reasoning the DoJ is using to refuse to defend a legal assault on 3 key provisions of the ACA.
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How to Fix Part B Drug Fail-First Policies that Harm Seniors

Adding step-therapy to Medicare Advantage Part B drugs can delay access to effective medications putting patients at risk. 3 easy tweaks can mitigate the risk.