Open enrollment for the ACA Marketplace begins November 1 and runs through December 15.  New Jersey residents will have three carriers to choose from:  Horizon BCBSNJ, AmeriHealth, and Oscar. The 2018 rates should come out any day now and will be higher than they otherwise would have been if Congress or the Administration had authorized […]

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I recently visited my new physician, Dr. Randi Protter, at R-Health, which provides a new model of care — called Direct Primary Care — that could improve patient outcomes while also reducing costs. The state, seeking ways to reduce costs, began this model for people covered by the State Health Benefits Program (state and local government employees, […]

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At our Spring All Council Conference Tuesday, Dr. Neel Shah recalled hospital higher ups chastising young physicians over some medical procedure or intervention they failed to perform. “But you never saw anyone get called on the carpet for doing a procedure they should not have done,” he said. Dr. Shah, our keynote speaker, knows we […]

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