It's probable that one will become the dominant judge: NCQA or URAC. After it happens, will vendors undergo less scrutiny by individual plans?
PAYER AND PHYSICIAN
Less than 6 percent of Medicare payments are protested. Of those, about 6 in 10 result in increased compensation for the physician. Odds are on your side.
Genetic advances could spawn incredible improvements in health care. Given public demand, they also pose what may be unmanageable issues of resource use.
Despite a movement to ban mandatory use of these physicians, their numbers and influence are rising as their roles become better understood.
Deny the increasing importance of the Internet at your peril, says the noted health care futurist. Faster connections, smarter applications are needed.