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It used to be known as "concierge medicine" -- doctors who don't take health insurance, and accept monthly flat fees for personalized service. But it's not just for the rich and famous anymore.
More than 130 orthopedic surgeons across the Mid-Atlantic region are forming a group that will contract with insurance carriers as a single unit, a practice executives say is the largest independent orthopedic business in the country.
A program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is delivering care to D.C.'s most vulnerable population.
How long does it take you to get an appointment with your doctor? If the Affordable Care Act goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014, as planned, bringing an estimated 20 million people into the health care system, it could take longer.
Virginia Hospital Center is consolidating its 100-plus employed physicians into one multi-specialty group under a single brand, building market clout and tightening doctor ties to the parent hospital in an effort to better control cost and quality.
In 2012, 22.4 percent of Washington, D.C.'s office-based doctors used basic electronic medical records, Bloomberg reports, significantly lower than the national average of 39.6 percent.
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Maryland is the first state in the nation to designate "health enterprise zones" in hopes of luring more medical resources to the community.
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Tens of thousands of people die each year, even though they're going to the doctor. The problem comes from a simple misdiagnosis.
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