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Physician Practice Patterns and Perspectives on Change: Insights from National Survey

Physician Practice Patterns and Perspectives on Change: Insights from National Survey

Physicians are in the midst of dramatic change, affecting practice patterns, care delivery models, payment methods, performance expectations, patient relations, business relationships, incomes, careers,...

Opioid Recovery and Patient Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in Medicaid,...

For the 2.4 million Americans with an opioid use disorder, the over 10 million who abuse prescription opioids, and the nearly one million heroin...

High-Need, High-Cost Patients: Impact of Functional Limitations on Health Care Costs

Health care expenditures are three times greater for patients who have both functional limitations and multiple chronic conditions than for patients without functional limitations....

Physician Payment Reform: Effects of New Payment Models on Physician Practices,...

How have alternative health care payment models, aimed at lowering costs while improving patient outcomes, affected physicians and physician practices in the United States?...

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An expert on Medicaid, Medicare, and health reform, Kip Piper, MA, FACHE, is a consultant, speaker, and writer. Kip Piper advises health plans, hospitals and health systems, state Medicaid agencies, life sciences firms, healthcare associations, and investment firms. With 30 years’ experience, Kip is a senior consultant with Sellers Dorsey, top specialists in Medicaid finance and policy. Kip is also CEO of Medonomics, Inc.a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving healthcare value and decision making, and president of the Health Results Group, LLC, strategic advisory firm. For more, visit KipPiper.com. Follow on Twitter @KipPiper, Google +, Facebook and connect on LinkedIn.

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Physician Practice Patterns and Perspectives on Change: Insights from National Survey

Physician Practice Patterns and Perspectives on Change: Insights from National Survey

Physicians are in the midst of dramatic change, affecting practice patterns, care delivery models, payment...
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