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Issues Impacting Our Healthcare

Medical Malpractice & Patient Injury:
Tort reform, ethical approaches to patient injury, alternatives to lawsuits, and more.

Health insurance premiums, reimbursement to physicians and practitioners, medical malpractice premiums, ways the insurance industry can be more ethical in their relationships with patients and physicians, Medicare cuts and private insurance, and more.

Physician Reimbursement Index:
Issues related to payment of physicians and doctor's fees, what reimbursement issues mean for patients.

Ethical Challenges in the Delivery of Health Care Index:
Hospital based integrated delivery systems and the harms to physicians and patients. Florida Hospital-Adventist Health-Florida Physicians Medical Group (now called Florida Hospital Medical Group, FPMG).

Part 1: Concealed Ownership/Employment of Physicians
Part 2: The Power of Patient Steering by a Large System
Part 3: Negative Impacts on Physicians and Patients
Part 4: Community Need vs. Capturing Market Share and Revenue

Health Costs Index:
Drivers of healthcare costs, profits by healthcare partners, physician fees, and more.

Legislation :
Pending legislation in Washington and in Florida that will significantly impact your healthcare -- for better or worse. Links to resources for you to take action.

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