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Monday Sep 11, 2017

Everyone Should Realize FPs Are the Quarterbacks of Medicine

Family physicians are the quarterbacks of the health care team, so why do they get treated like kickers? Too many payers and policymakers still fail to appreciate the vital role FPs play in the health care system.


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Posted at 11:36AM Sep 11, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Feb 07, 2017

CPC+ Laying Groundwork for Value-based Payment

Nearly 3,000 primary care practices and 50 payers in more than a dozen states and regions are participating in a pilot that aims to deliver better care for patients and better pay for practices.


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Posted at 01:52PM Feb 07, 2017 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Jan 03, 2017

Direct Primary Care Is a Sensible Workforce Solution

John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., writes that contrary to misconceptions, the direct primary care model is an ideal strategy to ensure our nation has a robust family medicine physician workforce in the long run.


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Posted at 08:51AM Jan 03, 2017 by John Bender, M.D., M.B.A. | Comments[0]

Wednesday Dec 23, 2015

End of Medicare Bonuses Underlines Need for New Payment Models


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Posted at 01:51PM Dec 23, 2015 by Robert Wergin, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Aug 17, 2015

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List


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Posted at 12:43PM Aug 17, 2015 by Emily Briggs, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments[0]

Friday May 23, 2014

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income


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Posted at 01:42PM May 23, 2014 by Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D. | Comments[0]

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Verifying Coverage Key for Patients Insured Via Marketplace


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Posted at 12:26PM Feb 12, 2014 by Robert Wergin, M.D. | Comments[0]

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Physicians Sticking With Medicare … for Now


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Posted at 12:51PM Sep 11, 2013 by Reid Blackwelder, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday May 17, 2013

The Bargaining Chip We've Been Looking For


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Posted at 02:24PM May 17, 2013 by H. Clifton Knight, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Dec 14, 2012

United Healthcare Acknowledges Payment Shortcomings


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Posted at 12:58PM Dec 14, 2012 by Jeffrey Cain, M.D. | Comments[0]

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