A primary care model that provides personalized preventive care for patients saves money and improves their health, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's the difference between a preventive care visit and a diagnostic one? Potentially hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses for patients.
The healthcare industry has poured resources into improving treatment for elderly patients. But in some cases, that means more treatment than is warranted.
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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.
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.