The Healthcare Neutral Blog will share ideas and developments in alternative dispute resolution, healthcare business and law.

Reshaping Doctors’ Compensation – Be Careful What You Wish For

       Healthcare reform measures and the prevailing wisdom of industry visionaries tell us that the way we pay our doctors must change. In a nutshell, we\’re told that doctors paid…

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Doctors’ Crystal Ball Shows Trouble Ahead

           Hat tip to John Goodman\’s Health Policy Blog for pointing out a recent Thomson Reuters – HCPlexus survey of U.S. doctors\’ predictions on the effects of the Patient…

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Successful Physicians And Healthcare Reform: Will Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?

     Last week I was fortunate to hear a presentation to a group of hospital trustees and senior management by noted healthcare consultant Jamie Orlikoff. For three hours, Jamie shared…

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What’s A Doctor Worth To A Hospital?

     In the ongoing symbiotic relationship between hospitals and members of their medical staffs, it is understood that the physicians generate hospital revenue by admitting their patients and ordering tests…

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Medicaid Cuts Will Strain Hospital – Physician Relations

     Kevin Sack wrote earlier this week in The New York Times about the effect Medicaid cuts are having on patients throughout the country. The focus of that article was…

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Pay Doctors Less And They Will Work Less

     Really?  A recent article in The Washington Post by Carla K. Johnson points out that doctors have steadily cut their work hours over the last decade, largely in response…

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