Report: 50% of Providers Reported Seeing Patients Under the ACA

Patients Under ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed the healthcare landscape entirely, with an influx of newly-insured patients entering the healthcare system—in some cases for the very first time. Earlier this year, more than 1000 individuals on Practice Fusion’s free, web-based electronic health record (EHR) platform replied to a survey exploring the impact of this reform, mainly on small, independent practices.
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Why Did the U.S. Rank Last in the World’s Best Healthcare System Report?

World's Best Healthcare System Report

The Commonwealth Fund just published its fourth Mirror, Mirror on the Wall study comparing the U.S. health care system with other countries, and as in all previous studies, we ranked as the absolutely worst health care system in the developed world, bar none. Yikes. The Commonwealth Fund studied many health care domains, and we didn’t rank in first place for anything. The best we managed to do is place a lackluster third in the subcategory of Effective Care. The United Kingdom, on the other
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10 Things We Should NOT Blame Obamacare For

10 Things We Should NOT Blame Obamacare For

There is a new report out from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) titled “The Slow Recovery of the Labor Market”, and as its title implies, it predicts a slow recovery from a labor perspective. Among other things, the CBO report is now making headlines in the political game of Obamacare because it forecasts a 2.5 million job reduction by 2024 due to the effects of the health care law.
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What’s Next for Primary Care?

What's next for primary care?

Direct primary care, whether concierge, or ideal or micro, or contracted by employers and even forward thinking insurers, will most likely explode in size during the next decade.
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