Navigation Links
'Mega' Pediatric Group Allows Doctors to Focus on Patient Care as the Business Side of Private Practice Becomes More Difficult to Sustain
Date:12/9/2008

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Like most pediatricians, Fatema Meah, M.D. became a doctor because she loves caring for children and working with their families. However, when she entered private practice, she was frustrated with how much of her time was being consumed by paperwork and billing issues. Two months ago, she and her partner became part of an unconventional solution that has allowed her to return her attention to her patients -- Allied Pediatrics of New York, PLLC (APNY), a "mega" group with 70 pediatricians in 18 different pediatric offices throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties (http://www.alliedpeds.com).

Dr. Meah is not alone in her frustrations with private practice. A November 2008 report from The Physicians' Foundation says that nearly half of all the nation's primary care physicians plan to stop practicing or reduce the number of patients they see. The reported reasons for dissatisfaction include "increased time dealing with non-clinical paperwork, difficulty receiving reimbursement and burdensome government regulations."

APNY addresses these critical issues with a business model that has been successful in corporate America for decades: gather forces in order to increase buying and negotiating power while turning non-clinical burdens over to administrative experts. Pediatricians, in particular, rely entirely on commercial insurers to provide compensation for the general office visits that make up the bulk of their practices. Reimbursement rates have remained virtually unchanged since 2001, and some medicines, including vaccines, cost the pediatrician more than they receive in compensation. Add to this the rising cost of malpractice insurance and the expenses of running a business, and many private practice pediatricians must take a loss in order to deliver the best care.

"I didn't want the headache
'/>"/>

SOURCE Allied Pediatrics of New York
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mega Events in September Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
2. Mega Events in September, Including Chicago Event This Sat./Sun., Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
3. Omega-3s Guard Against Type 1 Diabetes
4. Brain, Eye and Heart Health: Three Reasons to Eat More Omega-3s
5. The First Mega-Shelter Arrangement in Oregon Created for Major Disaster Response and Recovery
6. Maine Natural Health Company Brings Omega-3 Benefits to Pets
7. Nordic Naturals Introduces Ultimate Omega 500 - Their Best Selling Formula Now Available in a Smaller Size Soft Gel!
8. Omega-3s Linked to Prevention of Parkinsons Disease and More
9. Fitworks West Chester Mega-Center Now Open
10. Nordic Naturals Professional Exclusive Division Redefines High Potency Omega-3 Supplementation With New Elite Line!
11. Ongoing Tests Show Kona Kampachi(R) is Rich in Omega-3s With No Detectable Mercury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/20/2014)... the distinguished wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has just ... has recently updated its official blog with the latest ... Angeldress Blog has recommended some new designs and ... in offering a huge selection of elegant products and ... are very carefully selected based on the design and ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 The aftermath of the November 24th ... not only in Hollywood, but worldwide. As reported ... ripples of that attack are starting a finger-pointing game which ... But they are not the only ones affected, regular ... for some embarrassing times ahead, agents and lawyers could be ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... OH (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 ... contend they suffered uncontrollable bleeding and other serious ... Court, Eastern District of Louisiana for coordinated pretrial proceedings, ... on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued an order Friday to ... actions pending in 22 federal courts to the Louisiana ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Today, Balfleet.com, one of the most outstanding ... 50%-70% off on its Mother of the Bride ... of the bride dresses from Balfleet.com feature gorgeous looks ... and takes pride in providing high quality dresses to ... great discounts on our mother of the bride dresses, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 Sweetdressy.com ... market, has introduced its newest selection of cheap prom ... are very popular in the world and clients can ... , Meanwhile, these prom dresses feature cool cuts and ... $200 now, targeting the middle-end market. Discount shipping costs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Trendy Professional Wedding Apparel Recommended by Angeldress Blog 2Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 2Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 3Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 4Health News:Sony Pictures Hack Perfect Example of the Reach a Single Cyber Attack Can Have 5Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:Balfleet.com is Offering 50%-70% Off of its Mother of the Bride Dresses 2Health News:Cheap Prom Dresses Online Now at Sweetdressy.com 2
... metabolism could be an effective treatment for deadly liver ... shock transcription factor 1, or HSF1, prevents liver cancer ... low-fat, healthy diet is an effective cancer deterrent, said ... University. HSF1 and its target genes are important to ...
... grew up poor are more likely to make risky ... to new research from the University of Minnesota Carlson ... Personality and Social Psychology, "The Influence of Mortality and ... History Approach" by Carlson School assistant professor of marketing ...
... stereotypes can significantly distort clinical judgments about "facially masked" ... study from researchers at Tufts University, Brandeis University and ... This can lead to inappropriate and inequitable health ... system disorder, particularly in the elderly, with some 50,000 ...
... WEDNESDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Being satisfied with your ... finding of a new study that included almost 8,000 British ... satisfaction in seven areas of their lives: romantic relationships, leisure ... Over a follow-up period of about six years, higher ...
... to examine care at critical access hospitals (CAHs) in rural ... researchers found that CAHs have fewer clinical capabilities, lower quality ... The researchers found that patients admitted to a CAH for ... risk of dying within 30 days than those at other ...
... , TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- Small rural ... care and have worse patient outcomes than larger hospitals, a ... hospitals that serve Medicare beneficiaries in order to assess the ... more than 25 acute care beds and are located more ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Transcription factor is potential target for liver cancer treatment 2Health News:Socioeconomic status as child dictates response to stress as adult 2Health News:Ethnic, gender stereotypes bias treatment of Parkinson's disease 2Health News:Ethnic, gender stereotypes bias treatment of Parkinson's disease 3Health News:Patients at small, isolated, rural hospitals in US more likely to receive lower quality of care 2Health News:Small, Rural Hospitals Provide a Lower Quality of Care: Study 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... to optimize a product,s web presence to reflect ... Brand websites, in particular, must meet the needs ... regulations and culture. According to ... more than half of the participating companies averaged ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014  Monarch America Inc. (OTCQB: CANK) ... is pleased to provide this review of the Company,s ... 2015. "Over this past year, we achieved ... am extremely proud to say that Monarch America is ... it has ever been," stated Eric Hagen , ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... WORTH, Texas , December 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a networked software application/module that is used to ... related images. RIS comprises a patient tracking and ... system. The integration of RIS with HIS and ... used for patient registration and patient scheduling, patient ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Building a Best-in-Class Pharma Global Brand Website 2Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 2Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 3The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3
... For Judith Talnadge, a power wheelchair provided through Medicare ... with opportunities to visit with friends and engage in ... Those starkly different living environments are ... who suffers from muscular dystrophy and spina bifida.  These ...
... Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR ) today announced its ... Optimer reported net income for the first quarter of 2011 of ... respectively, as compared to a net loss for the first quarter ... a basic and diluted basis.  The increase in net income was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Power Wheelchairs Keep Medicare Beneficiaries Out of Nursing Homes, While Reducing Government Costs and Providing More Freedom and Independence 2Power Wheelchairs Keep Medicare Beneficiaries Out of Nursing Homes, While Reducing Government Costs and Providing More Freedom and Independence 3Power Wheelchairs Keep Medicare Beneficiaries Out of Nursing Homes, While Reducing Government Costs and Providing More Freedom and Independence 4Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6
This high technology cast plaster cutter saw is very easy and comfortable to use....
... a minimum results in less emotional trauma ... the clinician. The innovative motor plus saw ... lighter package. In addition, the unique design ... more user comfort. Plus automated multi-speed controls ...
The True/Fix Cannulated Bone Screw System contains 7.0mm large cannulated bone screws and 3.5mm cortical and 4.0mm cannulated cancellous bone screws....
LEMAIRE stapes are stainless steel staples indicated for ligament fixation....
Medicine Products: