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Personalized preventive care saves money, improves health

A primary care model that provides personalized preventive care for patients saves money and improves their health, according to a new study.

Tips to create a financially sound vaccine program

Although vaccines represent a key element of preventive healthcare, physician practices are increasingly outsourcing this service. With a solid system in place, however, practices can effectively and affordably immunize their own patients, according to a recent article from  Medical Economics.

Direct care making its way to new markets

Concierge or direct care isn't necessarily just for the wealthy anymore, but its place in the Medicare and Medicaid markets remains uncertain, according to an article from Kaiser Health News.

Healthcare must apply precision medicine principles to preventive care

Nearly a year after President Barack Obama announced his Precision Medicine Initiative, healthcare would be even better served by applying the precision model to preventive care, argues a  Forbes  opinion piece.

Survey: Americans keep better track of oil changes than their health

More Americans are up on when their pets are due for shots or when their cars need service than how often they should have a checkup and what that medical visit entails, according to a survey reported by the  American Journal of Managed Care.

When a preventive care visit turns into a diagnostic exam

What's the difference between a preventive care visit and a diagnostic one? Potentially hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses for patients.

Geriatric healthcare conundrum: Finding the right balance of care

The healthcare industry has poured resources into improving treatment for elderly patients. But in some cases, that means more treatment than is warranted.

High-deductible plans lead to costly care procrastination

As a semi-reformed procrastinator, I know a thing or two about the seductive allure of trading long-term goals for short-term satisfaction. But I've learned that philosophy almost always has an...

Long-term impact of high-deductible health plans uncertain

While high-deductible health plans appear to reduce overall medical expenses by encouraging more selective healthcare use by consumers in the short term, in the long run they may actually increase costs.  

4 ways to make Medicare's wellness codes work for your practice

The now three-year-old codes for Medicare's annual wellness visit "look good on paper, [but] they don't work out in practice," Paul Speckart, M.D., an internist in San Diego, recently told  MedPage Today.