Knowing the Differences Between Medicare Plans Matter

I recently had a conversation with my nurse practitioner and she asked me what was the difference between United Medicare, Medicare and Medicare HMOs (Capitation)?  My initial reaction was shock, then disbelief, and finally disappointment. Disappointed not in my nurse practitioner but in myself.  Here I am caring for a large Medicare population of patients
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4 Practical Solutions For Decreasing Hospital ER Visits

For many primary care physicians emergency room visits can be attributed to access and communications issues. Medical reimbursement and profits are now being tied to patient related expenses. It is becoming increasingly important to understand how to keep ER visits from impacting your bottom line. Over the past 19 years, I have used tools, protocols,
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5 Facts About Medicare Advantage Plans You Must Know

Did you know that 31% of all patients enrolled in Medicare are in a Medicare Advantage Plan!!! Enrollment to Medicare Advantage (aka Medicare HMO) has been growing steadily over the past decade. With such a large growing population of insured patients, you would expect physicians and other providers to understand these plans well. Unfortunately, medical schools, residency
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