Hall of fame basketball coach John Wooden offered many pearls of wisdom during his illustrious career. The one seniors should be asking their PCP and specialist doctors is: “If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
Given the complexity of health care reform and the unrivaled success ChenMed has achieved for tens of thousands of Medicare-eligible seniors, President Barack Obama recently met for a second time with ChenMed CEO, Christopher Chen, MD.
The number of doctors enrolled in Medicare last year has hardly changed since 2005, and participants have increased less than 5%. Doctors have recently averted a 27% cut in Medicare payments, but that will only last until the end of the year. There are simply no financial incentives for them to care for the sickest people.
ChenMed, the nation’s fastest-growing medical practice serving Medicare members, is profiled in the current issue ofTransforming Care quarterly. The journal is published by The Commonwealth Fund, primarily to share innovative ideas with tens of thousands of health system leaders, clinicians and
"The medical community has long known that lack of medication adherence increases morbidity and mortality in ways that also create up to $170 billion in additional medical expenses each year," explains Jessica Chen, MD, Chief Quality Officer for ChenMed, a U.S.