Topic: Primary Care Physicians

    How providers can help patients with open enrollment
    By Alex Tolbert on September 12, 2016

    Check out our MedCityNews column:  Open enrollment is fast approaching, and the sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces...

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    Locations chosen for primary care reform
    By Emily Kubis on August 10, 2016

    Program to launch regionally The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced the eligible regions for the agency’s new primary care...

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    Will CMS' attempt at primary care payment reform work?
    By Alex Tolbert on July 13, 2016

    Check out our MedCityNews column:  This summer, payers and providers will have the opportunity to apply for a new primary care initiative...

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    How to use direct primary care and health insurance
    By Alex Tolbert on April 20, 2016

    How does DPC work outside the insurance system? The Healthcare Empowerment Act has been approved in the Tennessee state legislature, creating new...

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    Under proposed law, direct primary care could expand in Tennessee
    By Alex Tolbert on April 6, 2016

    Healthcare Empowerment Act could boost growing primary care arrangement A new bill proposed in the Tennessee legislature, called the Healthcare...

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    Clinic, physician’s office, or ER?
    By Emily Kubis on March 7, 2016

    Where should I go when I’m sick? There are many misconceptions about the different types of healthcare providers and where you should go when...

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    Should nurses be allowed to fill gaps left by physician shortages?
    By Alex Tolbert on February 24, 2016

    Full practice authority debated in Tennessee Nashville may have a reputation as a health care business capital, but patients in Tennessee face...

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    Michael Burcham tackles lack of ‘healthcare quarterback’
    By Alex Tolbert on April 23, 2015

    A case for primary care Who quarterbacks your healthcare? In other words, when you’re facing a hard decision related to your health, who do you...

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    “Opting Out” Of Our 5-Step Health Care System
    By Alex Tolbert on July 15, 2013

      Rising costs spur rush to opt out of health care reforms For decades, U.S. health care has followed the same 5-Step System. Health care...

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    Top Three Obstacles to Better Primary Care
    By Alex Tolbert on July 3, 2013

      Aligning fees with value

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