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Another Domino Starting to Fall- The Narrowing of Physician Networks

In previous posts, I’ve discussed the inevitable squeeze that high cost/ low quality physicians will feel from payers as the system becomes more discriminating about paying more “reasonable” rates and only for performance. There now seems to be evidence that we are seeing the largest health insurers get tough by trimming their networks of the physician value ...

Unbundled Healthcare… Does the future promise a few “star” clinicians and a skinny delivery platform?

Recently there has been a lot of recent commentary on how online university courses are disrupting traditional universities. Besides offering convenience to students, online offerings are cost-effective because they “unbundle” education— removing all of the overhead typically associated with providing a college education. Gone are the ivy covered walls, support workers and large libraries of ...