A New Way To Improve Primary Care Yet Reduce Total Costs
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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A New Way To Improve Primary Care Yet Reduce Total Costs

StephenSchimpff - March 10, 2016

   PCPs in the current reimbursement model are obliged for business reasons to see too many patients per day which of course means less time per patient.…

Business
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Employer-Sponsored Comprehensive Primary Care

StephenSchimpff - February 25, 2016

Patients need doctors that take time to listen which means a limited number of patients under care. Employers need programs that reduce costs and ideally improve the…

Reducing Healthcare Costs Through Company Wellness Plans
Finance
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Finance
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Reducing Healthcare Costs Through Company Wellness Plans

StephenSchimpff - February 4, 2016

   Employers have seen their health care costs rise dramatically over the years. To compensate, they have expected employees to pay an increasing portion of the healthcare…

A Business Approach To Reducing Healthcare Costs
Wellness
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Wellness
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A Business Approach To Reducing Healthcare Costs

StephenSchimpff - February 1, 2016

“Helping employees improve their health is right for the company’s bottom line and is doing right by our employees. Healthier employees are happier, demonstrate less absenteeism and presenteesism,…

Pros and Cons of Direct Primary Care – A Response To Your Comments
Wellness
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Wellness
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Pros and Cons of Direct Primary Care – A Response To Your Comments

StephenSchimpff - January 20, 2016

Over the past few months KevinMD has posted a series of articles by me on what I call the “Crisis in Primary Care.”  (BTW, I was not…

Direct Primary Care – Isn’t It Too Expensive?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Direct Primary Care – Isn’t It Too Expensive?

StephenSchimpff - December 15, 2015

A common criticism of direct primary care (membership/retainer/concierge practices) is the added expense – “isn’t it too expensive?” Ways to think about the cost are to prioritize…

Concierge Medicine – For the Masses or the Elite?
Business
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Business
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Concierge Medicine – For the Masses or the Elite?

StephenSchimpff - July 13, 2015

   Is concierge medicine (also known as direct primary care, retainer-based, membership) for everyone or is it just for the rich, the 1%? Most people assume it…

Saving Relationship Medicine with Direct Primary Care
Business
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Business
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Saving Relationship Medicine with Direct Primary Care

StephenSchimpff - July 8, 2015

   The fundamental problem in health care delivery today is a highly dysfunctional payment system that leads to higher costs, lesser quality and reduced satisfaction. It also…

Most Medical Decisions Are Not Risk-Free
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Most Medical Decisions Are Not Risk-Free

StephenSchimpff - June 2, 2015

Interpreting Your Benefits and Risks of Medical Decisions Interpreting Your Benefits and Risks of Medical DecisionsPatients and doctors need to be a team in making important health…

A Humble Opinion: Book Review
Business
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Business
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A Humble Opinion: Book Review

StephenSchimpff - May 3, 2015

Book Review - Readers of my posts know that I am a strong advocate for primary care and especially a primary care physician (PCP) that provides each…