Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the data guy: Demystifying trends and seeing into the future

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the data guy: Demystifying trends and seeing into the future

Continuing with our series of interviews of people involved in health care in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, I caught up with Niall Brennan, C.E.O. of the Health Care Cost Institute research group, former chief data officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a former analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. […]

Visits to primary care providers drop sharply as costs rise: NPR

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Visits to primary care providers drop sharply as costs rise: NPR

“Efforts across the U.S. in recent years to encourage medical students, nurse practitioners and others to go into primary care, especially in underserved areas, are built on a consensus in research: Primary care is good for patients,” Etelena Renken writes for NPR. “‘It’s the foundation of the health care system,’ says Dr. Ishani Ganguli, Harvard […]

A doc visit gone horribly wrong: One man’s story

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

A doc visit gone horribly wrong: One man’s story

A friend of a friend, Christopher Ford, wrote this on Facebook. I’m posting with permission, and including some of the comments anonymously. “So I broke down a month or so ago and got myself a primary care physician. Everyone knows all too good and well that I’ve been under the care of about half a […]

Retail clinics and membership medical: Different models for health care

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

SUMMARY:¬†Retail clinic health care, direct primary care and membership medical — what happened to the old doctor’s office? Things have changed: New practices include walk-in clinics and urgent-care locations; their rise is a response to changes in the marketplace. We help you sort it all out. Read on for details, or … CLICK HERE FOR […]