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The Verden Effect

A couple weeks ago, the Verden Alert gave me this little notice about Oxford: Please note that in an effort to become more transparent and communicate more clearly, Oxford has modified its policy change listings. Oxford now posts exactly what revisions have been made to its changed policies. Interesting, because happened shortly after the release …

Cut Out The Middleman

It appears that the chorus of people suggesting that we cut out the middleman in our physician-insurance-patient tripod (to mix metaphors) has grown even larger. I will continue to write about the concept here, of course, but see what the latest WSJ health blog has to say: Most discussions about the rising cost of health …

Immunization/Vaccine Chart

It’s been a rough week, especially over at PedTalk. The autism/vaccines “debate” has poisoned the waters of discussion pretty badly and I have a feeling that some of the anti-vaccine crowd is trying to cause some technical difficulty for us. They’ve done it before, so we’ll see what Yahoo and others tell me (sorry for …

WSJ Looking into UHC Problems – Help Out!

From Susanne Madden, queen of The Verden Group: I had an interesting conversation with a reporter at the WSJ this afternoon. She would be very interested in speaking any physicians who have experienced service and claim issues with UnitedHealthcare. If anyone is interested, can you email me at this address? If you read this blog, …

More Housecleaning

I have a backup of pediatric benchmarks (a really cool location-adjusted revenue one is coming), but some items I have to get out of my queue: A WSJ view of a program being put together by some major employers (Bridges to Excellence) to promote the use of the medical home.  Skipping the middle-man (known as …