Direct Practice

01 Oct Crossover Health: Welcome to Next Generation Health Care!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crossover Health Launches New Model of Primary Care in South Orange County Innovative membership service delivers Urgent, Primary, and Online Care Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) October 1, 2010 Crossover Health Medical Group announced today the launch of their flagship membership-based, primary care practice in Aliso...

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08 Jul CPT Codes-Why physicians always get screwed, thanks AMA

CPT Codes Set of health care procedure codes based on the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology Established in 1978 to provide a standardized coding system for describing specific items and services provided in delivering health care. Daniel Palestrant comes right back from his opening salvo of last...

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02 Mar “Systemness”: Which Delivery Model is Best?

Systemness (sĭs'tə-m nes) adj. Arrange according to a system or reduce to a system The degree to which something shares the attributes of a system Last week I attended the World Health Care Congress Consumer Connectivity conference in San Diego. The Twitter stream was at near flood capacity,...

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10 Dec Hamster Wheel Medicine – Getting off the treadmill

Treadmill  (trĕd'mĭl') n. An exercise device consisting of a continuous moving belt on which a person can walk or jog while remaining in one place. A similar device operated by an animal treading a continuous sloping belt. Today, Dr. Jordan Shlain and I opened the morning session...

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08 Dec Democratizing Concierge Medicine: First Look at Current Health

Current Health (kûr'ənt helth) n. Membership based, comprehensive primary care practice based in San Francisco area with plans to spread branded clinics throughout the West. Millennial version of the classic vision of a trusted physician who makes house calls. As I have mentioned previously, I have been...

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11 Nov Twittering Scott Shreeve, MD: What are you doing?

Tweet (twēt) n. 1. A weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird. 2. A “Tweet” is an individual message (or “update”) posted from Twitter. Twitter is an interesting application with a very simple premise - your friends and associates are actually interested in knowing...

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16 Sep Between Retail and Concierge – Is there a place for branded primary care clinics?

Retail (rē'tāl) n. Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities To sell in small quantities directly to consumers The "retailization" of health care continues to advance in fits and starts. There are multiple fronts of attack in this movement - everything from general...

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