The stitching together of doctors and hospitals—two groups that historically have kept each other at arm’s length—is
a trend picking up speed locally and nationally and could accelerate even further if Congress passes health care reform.
A state law that went into effect July 1 attempts to attract young physicians and mental health practitioners to underserved
areas by forgiving part of their student loans. But Indiana’s budget woes prevented lawmakers from allocating funds
to support the program.
Hoosiers see too many specialty physicians and are driving up health care costs as they do, according to a recent study by the Indiana University Center for Health Policy.
In a state steeped in advanced research that spawns biomedical companies by the dozen, Apricity LLC is preposterously low-tech,
given that its latest product is nothing more than a warm blanket.
Clarian and IU Med School hiring 1,500 docs for massive Indiana Clinic; strategy may cut out insurers
Clarian Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine want to turn 1,500 or more doctors into employees under a new nonprofit group called the Indiana Clinic.
Specialist physicians, who have traditionally been fiercely independent, are more and more coming on as employees of hospitals.
WellPoint Inc. and Angie’s List are both racing to launch doctor-rating services early next year. But Angie’s List is already
sour over Well-Point’s decision to partner with New York-based Zagat Survey LLC for its doctor-rating service, apparently
without talking to Angie’s List.