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Disclaimer: The views expressed in these articles are the personal views of Robert Moghim, M.D. and do not necessarily represent and are not intended to represent the views of the company or its employees.

 

Are New Health Care Partnerships Truly Revolutionary?
August 27, 2018
Are New Health Care Partnerships Truly Revolutionary?

There has been a thunderous response to the new partnership announced by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, but is this response deserved?

Defining Value in a Value-Based Healthcare Payment System
May 10, 2018
Defining Value in a Value-Based Healthcare Payment System

The transition from a Fee For Service (FFS) healthcare payment system to a Value-Based System (VBS) has been gathering steam for years as more payers incorporate reimbursement protocols based on patient outcomes.

Should Health Care Be A Basic Human Right?
April 12, 2018
Should Health Care Be A Basic Human Right?

In February 2018, an attempt to add an amendment to the Oregon Constitution to declare health care as a basic human right, came to an abrupt halt. 

Are Temporary Doctors Less Qualified?
March 9, 2018
Are Temporary Doctors Less Qualified?

A temporary (locum tenens) doctor lacks long-term status, has fewer ties to the community, and has limited time to form relationships. Does this mean that they are less qualified?

Does Medical Liability Tort Reform Work?
February 28, 2018
Does Medical Liability Tort Reform Work?

To really understand the issue of medical liability tort reform, one must look a little deeper into the structure of American health care.

Amazon Poses Major Threat to Disrupt the Healthcare Industry
January 25, 2018
Amazon Poses Major Threat to Disrupt the Healthcare Industry

Amazon poses a major threat that could disrupt and reshape the entire healthcare industry

4 Major Factors Patients Use When Choosing a Healthcare Provider
January 5, 2018
4 Major Factors Patients Use When Choosing a Healthcare Provider

Consumers are forcing changes in how patient care is promoted and delivered, here are the 4 major factors patients use when choosing a healthcare provider

The Extinction of Private Practices Is Resulting In Rising Health Care Costs
December 19, 2017
The Extinction of Private Practices Is Resulting In Rising Health Care Costs

Private practices are struggling to compete with large health systems and without robust competition, health care costs will continue to rise.

Legal Issues Related to Telemedicine
December 5, 2017
Legal Issues Related to Telemedicine

Telemedicine poses new legal issues which have kept some medical professionals from fully embracing this new health care platform.

Defensive Medicine: The High Price of Malpractice Claims
October 6, 2017
Defensive Medicine: The High Price of Malpractice Claims

Defensive medicine is an all too common practice among physicians who are desperate to avoid stressful, costly malpractice claims.

More Americans Want Pricing to Be a Part of the Medical Conversation
September 6, 2017
More Americans Want Pricing to Be a Part of the Medical Conversation

The dollars and cents of medical care have long been shrouded in mystery, but renewed efforts by government leaders and consumer groups are compelling more physicians to bring up the issue of cost.

Why Virtual Health Care is Exploding in Popularity
August 23, 2017
Why Virtual Health Care is Exploding in Popularity

As popularity continues to grow, there will undoubtedly be an enormous surge in the utilization of virtual healthcare

Trump's Health Care Reform Bill: What to Expect if it Passes
July 31, 2017
Trump's Health Care Reform Bill: What to Expect if it Passes

What are the new challenges and implications we can expect, if President Trump's health care reform bill passes and how will this affect the healthcare market?

When Should Physicians Retire?
July 17, 2017
When should Physicians Retire?

There is a brewing conflict in medicine concerning limitations on doctors who may be too old to effectively practice medicine.  

Making Healthcare More Accessible: The Intersection of Locum Tenens and Telemedicine
July 10, 2017
Making Healthcare More Accessible: The Intersection of Locum Tenens and Telemedicine

Telemedicine in conjunction with locum tenens may be the solution to the physician shortage crisis as well as the lack of healthcare in rural areas.

The Booming Locum Tenens Industry
June 15, 2017
The Booming Locum Tenens Industry

In more recent years, as the physician shortage has worsened, a reliance on locum tenens coverage has quickly become a common practice throughout the industry.

The Shortage of Anesthesiologists is Quickly Approaching a Crisis
June 8, 2017
The Shortage of Anesthesiologists is Quickly Approaching a Crisis

By 2020, the shortage of anesthesiologists is expected to grow to 12,500, almost 4 times higher than the estimated shortage in 2011. A brewing crisis...

Expedited Medical Licensure Now Available in Multiple States
June 7, 2017
Expedited Medical Licensure Now Available in Multiple States

On April 6. 2017, the first seven states—Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Alabama and West Virginia—of the IMLC began processing applications for expedited licensure. 

As Demands Skyrocket Hospitalists Turn to Locum Tenens
June 1, 2017
As Demands Skyrocket Hospitalists Turn to Locum Tenens

Staffing demands continue to grow for hospitalists. With an 18.78 percent growth in compensation since 2011, it is one of the highest increases in pay of all specialties. It is a wonderful time to be a hospitalist...

California Could Adopt a Single Payer System
April 25, 2017
California Could Adopt a Single Payer System

Some governing entities like the state of California are considering a single payer system to rein in costs and grant coverage to all state residents.

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