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Why you should pay cash for non-emergency medical needs

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By Clark Howard TRENDING TOPIC – If you’re looking to save money on medical bills, you might consider being a cash payer and shopping around for the lowest price on non-emergency medical procedures. I take calls on the show all the time from people who have no insurance or just a bare bones health insurance… Read More ›

National News »

FORBES: ‘Primary care medicine is born again.’

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Opportunities For Entrepreneurs In Health Care By  Todd Hixon, Forbes, Contributor JULY 28, 2014 – As we head to the beach to recharge the batteries, it’s a good time to reflect on what has changed in U.S. healthcare since last summer, and what opportunities lie ahead for entrepreneurs and investors. [Disclosure: New Atlantic Ventures, in which… Read More ›

How-To »

Agenda Released — July 25-26 — The Medical Practice Marketing Conference, hosted by EXL Pharma

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 23, 2014 — This July 25th and 26th, 2014 in Costa Mesa, CA, ExL Events, an independent, educational healthcare conference coordinator that serves the pharmaceutical and healthcare community has designed 2 highly anticipated events for physicians wishing to learn more about patient acquisition and concierge medicine and direct-pay medical business models…. Read More ›

Legal »

Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2014)

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MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON MEDICARE AND THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM Washington, DC, June 13 , 201 4 — Tod ay the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) releases its June 201 4 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. As part of its mandate from the Congress, each… Read More ›

Events »

Tips For Effective Email Marketing to Patients

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Many people in today’s world have an email address and regularly check their email. Although different from social media, emails have the potential to be a highly effective marketing tool. As the most used tool online today, people habitually check their email at least once per day. Using email to reach current and previous patients… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

GRUMET, MD: ‘The only way primary care can survive …’

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Jordan Grumet, MD | Policy | July 7, 2014 I have a confession to make.  The purpose of a recent blog post was to set up this one.  What I questioned, at that time, is whether the future of primary care will come from outside change (business, politics, or even specialist physicians and administrators) or internally, hence… Read More ›

Success Stories »

INVESTMENT: PersonalCare Seeks Investors for Equity Capital Raise

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Irvine, CA – July 23, 2014 – PersonalCare, the premier manager of exclusive health and wellness services in Orange County, Calif., announces it is seeking potential new investors in the company as part of its latest financing round. Funding will go to support PersonalCare’s expansion in Orange County and regionally. PersonalCare and its affiliated physicians… Read More ›

Technology »

TRENDING Today … in RETAIL MEDICINE … Kroger’s, The Little Clinic … Chooses VisualDX to Improve Patient Care

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ROCHESTER, NY, Feb. 24, 2014 – The Little Clinic, which operates 114 healthcare clinics in convenient retail settings in seven states, chose VisualDx, a mobile app and online resource used by thousands of doctors to accurately diagnose and treat disease, to enhance the care its staff provides to patients, Logical Images, the maker of VisualDx,… Read More ›

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