The Value of Anonymity

Unless you are a hermit (hermitess?), you have heard about and read the anonymous “inside resistance” op-ed published during the first week of September.  An anonymous senior member of the President’s staff wrote to the New York Times.[1]  The editorial was quite blunt and critical.  The Times was asked to allow it to be printed…

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The Influence of Third-Party Payers

Views of third-party payers will vary among providers.  Professional qualifications and membership restrictions are seldom the reasons that clinicians and providers dislike the folks who control their billing and receipts.  More often, it’s likely that the amount of money paid by insurers and other third parties that’s the key issue.  On the other hand, consumers…

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Things That Go Bump

Evolution is necessary, not only in nature but also in business. Generally, living organisms benefit from evolution. So do people and probably so do most patients.  Some folks seem to fear progress around them. Some quietly observe. Some argue violently. Most float by on the prevailing current without notice, comment, or participation.   For those of…

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