What’s Actually Managed in Managed Care

by Alan Lindemann, M.D.   Whenever I see or hear the term managed care, I cringe. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insurance companies, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Medicaid are all examples of this type of health care delivery. These managed care entities exist to make money by controlling what you get as patient care and…

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What Ever Happened to Informed Consent?

by Alan Lindemann, M.D.     Before the days of all-eyes-on-HIPPA, many patient/physician discussions centered around informed consent. Today, many patients see informed consent merely as a piece of paper to be signed before surgery. But many patients do not know that informed consent, as defined by the American College and Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is…

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