Tag Archives: Primary Care

Physicians, Health Systems and the Drive for Market Dominance

Brian Klepper Posted 5/23/13 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Several physicians have reached out recently to discuss attractive employment offers from health systems. They are invariably conflicted. They understand the trade-offs, that they’ll give up the autonomy they’ve become accustomed … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Primary Care Physicians More Ticked off about the RUC? An Interview with Brian Klepper

Brandon Glenn Published 4/30/13 in Medical Economics If primary care physicians have a bigger enemy than the RUC, Brian Klepper, PhD, hasn’t heard about it. The American Medical Association’s (AMA) Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) is a 31-physician panel that wields enormous influence with … Continue reading

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Strengthening Primary Care With A New Professional Society

Brian Klepper Posted 10/01/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Three months ago a post on this blog argued that America’s primary care associations, societies and membership groups have splintered into narrowly-focused specialties. Individually and together, they have proved unable to resist decades … Continue reading

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The Wrong Battles

Brian Klepper Posted 9/20/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog This week the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) issued a new report describing its vision of primary care’s future. Not surprisingly, the report talks about medical homes, with patient-centered, team-based care. More … Continue reading

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Demanding More From Medical Homes

Brian Klepper Published 9/4/12 in Medical Home News  Never confuse motion with action.  Benjamin Franklin A reporter called the other day to tell me that several local health systems now had medical homes. “I don’t think so,” I said.  She was emphatic. … Continue reading

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Why Medical Management Will Re-Emerge

Brian Klepper Posted 7/31/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Several years ago I had dinner with a woman who had served in the late 1990s as the national Chief Medical Officer of a major health plan. At the time, she said, … Continue reading

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Galvanizing Primary Care’s Power: A Call For A New Society

Brian Klepper Posted 6/25/12 on Medscape’s Care & Cost Blog The dream of reason did not take power into account – modern medicine is one of those extraordinary works of reason – but medicine is also a world of power. Paul Starr, The … Continue reading

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