How many meetings in a lifetime of work?
Month: June 2013 Blogs
The business of medicine is in enormous change. The rules are changing, reimbursement's changing, and providers are stressed. It's clearer than ever that now is the time to let patients – the most underused member of the health care team – play a more active role in the future of medicine.
Kaiser Health News recently released an article highlighting the increase in high deductible health plans offered through large employers. The data was compiled through the annual health benefits survey conducted by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health.
For over thirty years, self-funded health plans have been subject to a health plan nondiscrimination test – one which is often poorly understood and sometimes ignored. This test – found in Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") – is summarized...
In 2007, the Dartmouth Atlas published a white paper on "supply-sensitive care," which they describe as care whose frequency of use is not determined by scientific evidence but by the health care capacity in the region.