By Bernard J. Wolfson – ER Doctors Call Private Equity Staffing Practices Illegal and Seek to Ban Them. A group of emergency physicians and consumer advocates in multiple states are pushing for stiffer enforcement of decades-old statutes that prohibit the ownership of medical practices by corporations not owned by licensed doctors.Read More
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By Bernard J. Wolfson – A federal price transparency rule that took effect this year was supposed to give patients, employers and insurers a clearer picture of the true cost of hospital care.
By Bernard J. Wolfson – In April, San Francisco-based primary care company One Medical revealed an eye-popping compensation package for its chief executive and chairman, Amir Dan Rubin. His $199 million payday, particularly noteworthy at a company that has yet to turn a profit, made Rubin the second-highest-paid CEO in the United States last year — but only on paper.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of November that we think deserve sharing again.
By Bernard J. Wolfson – As COVID-19 took hold in March, U.S. doctors limited in-person appointments — and many patients avoided them — for fear of infection. The result was a huge increase in the volume of remote medical and behavioral health visits.