Mistakes to Avoid when Implementing a Consumer Directed Health Plan

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  8 Years and 2,000+ Clients Later, 3 Lessons Learned on Mistakes to Avoid when Implementing a Consumer Directed Health Plan. While there are many lessons learned from over the last half-decade, three in particular stick out. Lesson #1–If you build it, they will NOT come. Just because ... Read More

If You Read ONE Healthcare Article in 2015: This is It!

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Dr. Atul Gawande has done it again! Dr. Gawande is probably THE most famous medical writer in America today and he has written another masterpiece in the May 11, 2015 issue of The New Yorker magazine entitled, “Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and ... Read More

More Effective Medical Treatment MORE Expensive 72% of the Time

There is an excellent article in the May 2015 issue of Health Affairs by Dr. Henry Glick et al. entitled, “Comparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Frequently Agree on Value.” Health Affairs requires a subscription to read the entire article, but the abstract is available for ... Read More

Top 10 Things to Ask Your PCP

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Everyone who visits a primary care physician should ask the following questions either before or during their visit: Before the Visit 1. Are you taking new patients? Must call and confirm this prior to visit. Not all websites are updated correctly. 2. Are you in-network? Also, must call and ... Read More

Inpatient Trick to Get Higher Quality Care

Should you or a loved one ever end up in the hospital, here is a trick for getting better care: Put personal PICTURES of you and your family in your room. I had first heard this through the grapevine from patients, nurses and other doctors, but apparently there has been an actual article about ... Read More