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Trisha Torrey

What About the Healthcare Cliff? Alerts and Warnings for 2013

By January 1, 2013

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... with the fiscal cliff details finally being worked out in Washington, we can begin to focus on something that will affect us almost every day - that is, our health and of course, our health care.

2013 looms on our health horizon with a number of details we need to be aware of. From the changes we can expect from Obamacare, to some of the new tricks up the sleeves of insurance companies, to steps we need to take regarding primary care (if you are a Medicare or Medicaid patient, this knowledge is particularly important), to a few warnings about our electronic health records (whether your doctor has used them for awhile or is just getting ready to implement them)....

Smart patients know what to expect, plan accordingly, and therefore get better care, and care that costs them less from their own pockets.

To be clear - not all these alerts are negative - thank heavens! They are truly a mixed bag of good news, and not-such-good news, details we need to attend to, and activities to avoid.

Patient empowerment means awareness of the system and its shifting sands. So here's some one-stop empowerment for you for 2013.

2013 Healthcare System Alerts and Warnings

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