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Foundation Health™ is an affordable concierge primary care office in Boulder, CO. We want you to experience well™ with exceptional, accessible, insurance-free care.

INSIDE YOUR PRACTICE: ‘Combatting Mis-managed Care …’

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By Ginnie Meyers, CMT Contributing Writer, Foundation Health JULY 22, 2014 – Before we opened our practice, we walked through our personal experiences at conventional managed-care practices dozens of times, looking for the deficiencies in a standard managed-care model. There are many. From the redundant forms patients are asked to fill out each time they… Read More ›

National News »

TRENDS: The Latest In Medical Convenience, ER “Appointments”

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By Anna Gorman , Kaiser Health News, July 7, 2014 Scott Paul knew he needed to head to the emergency room on a recent Sunday after his foot became so painful he couldn’t walk. The one thing that gave him pause was the thought of having to wait several hours next to a bunch of… Read More ›

How-To »

Rictor, MD: PART 1 of 2 — The Unlearning Process of Direct Primary Care

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PART 1 of 2: The Unlearning Process of Direct Primary Care By Kenneth W. Rictor, MD, DPC Journal Contributor | Scotland Family Medicine JULY 21, 2014 – After 25 years as a fee-for-service Family Practice physician in private practice I have made the change to a Direct Primary Care model. I have been envisioning this… Read More ›

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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 »

COLWELL: ‘Is direct primary care the wave of the future?’

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Contributor: AnnJeanette Colwell Topic: Direct primary care, Concierge care, High-deductible plans, Patient-centered JULY 17, 2014 – At the 2014 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Western Regional Conference recently held in Denver, health system executives were asked to discuss the changes that physicians will face in the shifting reality of healthcare reform. One presenting executive asserted that… Read More ›

Success Stories »

INSIDE YOUR PRACTICE: ‘Combatting Mis-managed Care …’

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By Ginnie Meyers, CMT Contributing Writer, Foundation Health JULY 22, 2014 – Before we opened our practice, we walked through our personal experiences at conventional managed-care practices dozens of times, looking for the deficiencies in a standard managed-care model. There are many. From the redundant forms patients are asked to fill out each time they… 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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