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Digital health tools likely to decrease visits to the doctor

You’ll have to buy a separate policy for that or find a policy that offers it. Dental crisis could create ‘State of Decay’ There are more limited doctor and hospital networks offered in these plans. That’s how insurance companies have been able to keep costs down and offer all these benefits. Insurance brokers advise you look to see if your doctor or favorite hospital is considered in-network with whatever plan you buy.
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The White House is also battling news that some Americans who purchased individual health-insurance policies are getting cancellation notices, in contradiction to President Barack Obamas oft-repeated promise that people who liked their health plans could keep them. Perhaps the most important lesson the president, I think, failed to learn was you have to tell the American people the truth. And when he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, periodhe said that time and againhe wasnt telling the truth, said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney , Mr.
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Critical Weeks Begin for Health Law Rollout

The researchers estimate that when EHRs are in use in just 30 percent of community-based physicians’ offices, the increase in efficiency will: Enable doctors to meet the demands of between 4 and 9 percent more patients than they can today Help delegate care to physician assistants and nurse practitioners, resulting in 4 to 7 percent fewer visits with doctors Reduce the demand for specialists by another 2 to 5 percent since roughly that percentage can stick with generalists Deliver care to meet 12 percent more of current demand thanks to telemedicine and digital communication with doctors and nurses If doctors and patients adopt e-health tools more widely, the group says, these forecasts could be far higher. “When all of these likely effects are added together, it is clear that health IT will help resolve future physician shortages that many believe are around the corner,” said the study’s lead author Jonathan Weiner in a school news release. Another report in the same journal by the nonprofit research organization RAND Corp. also finds that the rise in use of physician assistants and nurse practitioners under Obamacare will help ease the burden of looming doctor shortages . Related stories New rules issued on electronic health records In a recent interview with CNET , Dr. Peter Antall, medical director of the Online Care Group who has been recruiting physicians to practice telemedicine for the past two years, said tools like telemedicine will be more widely practiced in time: “We really feel we’re developing a whole new way of practicing medicine, and it’s exciting.
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