Physician practice management companies are becoming more powerful — they're the "next big thing" in the field of managed care. PPMs seem to make good partners for managed care companies, but might they also be treading on health plans' turf?
Writing software that will do what you want easily is no simple task. A southeastern Virginia health system has devised an apparently effective program to track diagnoses, outcomes and care procedures.
Businesses create coalitions to improve leverage on health plans' prices and policies. The head of a coalition of coalitions talks about what these groups are looking for and why they feel they need to work together.