ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Economics of health care
Health care in general may suffer from an incurable disease. (Are you surprised?)
High-tech, high-cost procedures may get all the glory in health care, but they signal our failure to reward prevention.
Physicians, employers, legislators and payers think medical homes may be the key to health system reform.
This new way of paying for health care could realign the doctor-patient relationship and reduce the role of third-party payers, but only if it’s done right.
The Future of Family Medicine reports left some key questions unanswered.
Congress passed the legislation. Now physicians must learn the details.
Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.
Argues that there are four reasonable responses to the current chaotic health care system: mastering it, changing it, working outside it and dropping out.
Patient education piece designed to help the patient understand how to read and understand doctor's bills and statements from their insurance companies.
Argues that the reimbursement system's misalignment of incentives makes the health care system absurdly complicated and points to two articles in this issue as evidence.