Category Archive: Physicians & Medical Practice

Jul 30

Fear of Medical Litigation Continues to Drive Up Costs

by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in the Ft. Myers (Florida) News Press  on July 16, 2015 Health care continues to be at the center of debate in Florida’s capital. But while many focus on the number of Floridians covered by some form of health insurance, equal attention should be paid to the factors driving …

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Jul 30

A Better Idea for Medical Malpractice

by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in the Florida (Jacksonville) Times Union on July 24, 2015 While many focus on the number of Floridians with health insurance, equal attention should be paid to the factors driving the costs of delivering health care. We must develop an effective mechanism to contain costs while considering state options …

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Jul 30

The “M” Word

by Wayne Oliver, JD and Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD Originally published in The Health Care Blog on June 17, 2015 Insurance carriers large and small have started submitting premium hikes for the next 12 months for approval by federal and state officials. The picture is not pretty particularly for companies that sell the new plans …

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Aug 28

Time to reform Florida’s broken medical liability system

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by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in the Palm Beach Post  on August 28, 2014 In 2013, nearly 19 million Floridians paid up to $40 billion per year in defensive medicine costs so that 75 medical malpractice cases could go to a jury trial to compensate 18 injured patients. Escalating health care costs are being …

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Mar 26

Kicking the Malpractice Tort Out of Court

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End “defensive medicine” by going to a system like workers’ compensation. By Wayne W. Oliver A version of this article appeared March 20, 2013, on page A13 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Kicking the Malpractice Tort Out of Court. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323869604578366770324716616.html March 23 marks the third anniversary of the …

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Sep 05

Creating a Culture of Health

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by Wayne Oliver – Vice President at RxAlly. Orginally posted in Atlanta Journal Constitution at 12:20 pm September 5, 2012, Regardless of what has happened in the past or what will happen in the future to the Affordable Care Act, also known as “ObamaCare,” there has been a general recognition that we need to create …

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Jun 06

Health Reform Regardless of Supreme Court’s Decision

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by Wayne Oliver – Healthcare Consultant Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on June 6, 2012 Legal experts and political pundits are filling the airwaves and newsprint with their thoughts on what will happen to federal health reform (ObamaCare) when the US Supreme Court rules later this month (NFIB v Sebelius). What will happen …

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May 23

Toward A Healthier Economy

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by Newt Gingrich and Wayne Oliver Originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 07, 2009 Civil-justice reform, also known as tort reform, has often been viewed as a battle between the health-care community (physicians and hospitals) and personal-injury lawyers. However, there is another side to tort reform that personal-injury lawyers don’t want to talk …

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May 23

Creating 21st Century Solutions in Healthcare

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by Wayne W. Oliver, Vice President, Center for Health Transformation Originally published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution on November 4, 2011 At the Center for Health Transformation, we are working hard to create a 21st Century Intelligent Health System that can save lives and saves money for all Americans. However, it seems like every time …

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