Consumers Turn to the Internet to Shop for Cheapest Prices Offered by Hospitals, Physicians, and Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Medibid.com is typical of new companies that help consumers identify providers with the best combination of low price and high quality Should anyone be surprised that high insurance deductibles are motivating patients to shop for the best value on all sorts of healthcare services—including medical laboratory tests? One way consumers can shop for the lowest price is to utilize new web sites that allow providers to bid for the patient’s business! Potential Business Opportunity for Clinical Labs...

More Doctors Consider Concierge Medicine as Healthcare Reform Looms

Concern about lower reimbursement sparks MD interest in concierge practice model Fear about the far-reaching consequences of healthcare reform-and the potential for dramatic reductions in physician reimbursement-has triggered a surge in physician participation in concierge medicine. Concierge medicine, sometimes also called boutique medicine, has been around since 1996. However, with healthcare reform now eminent, more doctors are choosing this option. A New York Times article published in...
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