News tagged with affordability

Concierge-style practices increasing in popularity

(HealthDay)—An increasing number of physicians are forming concierge practices, in which they collect monthly cash fees from patients instead of insurance reimbursements, according to an article published ...

Feb 08, 2014
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An expanding role for nurse practitioners

The 'baby boom' generation – nearly 40,000,000 strong – is aging and many are living with a variety of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The Affordable Care Act, the national health care plan ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Insurance eligibility headaches expected with ACA

(HealthDay)—With the influx of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act, physician practices should be prepared to spend even more time verifying coverage, according to an article published ...

Jan 29, 2014
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Top ten physician challenges of 2014 discussed

(HealthDay)—The top ten challenges for physicians in 2014 relate to payment for medical services and government mandates, as well as adapting to a changing patient population and the need to improve work-life ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Experts predict ACA's areas of primary care impact

(HealthDay)—The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will transform primary care, and predictions of this impact center around some common themes, according to an article published Dec. 25 in Medical Economics.

Jan 16, 2014
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Inside Obamacare

Since it became law in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been one of the most hotly debated pieces of legislation in recent years and continues to be controversial as it is implemented. ...

Jan 15, 2014
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Wednesday is deadline for Feb. 1 coverage under ACA

(HealthDay)—There's still time to enroll in a health insurance plan through one of the Affordable Care Act's new online marketplaces. Those who sign up by Wednesday will have coverage starting next month.

Jan 14, 2014
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