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Health care is like whack a mole

Health Care is Like a Game of Whack-a-Mole®

During a recent staff meeting, I told my team that health care is like a game of Whack-a-Mole®. The second you knock down one problem, the next one pops up. From rising costs to increased regulation, the health care moles are popping up more and more these days. continue reading →

Primary Care Physician

The Changing Face of Primary Care Medicine

You walk into a doctor’s office and the physician greets you by your first name. He asks how your mom is doing and congratulates you on the birth of your first child.

The relationship that you have with your primary care physician (PCP) is what sets this breed apart from other medical professionals.  continue reading →

Health insurance

Why Should You Care about DSRIP?

It’s hard to keep up with the health care industry. Every day, there seems to be a new rule, law, or government mandate that dictates how you receive care. If you don’t work in the field, it’s tempting to tune it out. But if you’re a New Yorker, you may want to pay attention to a little known health care program with a big ol’ price tag. continue reading →

Health care spending

Spending More on Medical Care

CDPHP® works hard to ensure our administrative costs are not our members’ burden, and that we spend a vast majority of your premium dollars on medical care. For the fourth year in a row, CDPHP has spent more than federal and state requirements on our members’ medical care and exceeded the standards for medical loss ratio. continue reading →

Medical arms race

Medical Arms Race

Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where it’s obvious that two people are competing over the nicest lawn or newest car? It’s fun to watch, right? You know these guys are doling out oodles of cash just to one-up each other. What’s not fun to watch is when this sort of thing happens in health care. continue reading →