Show 094 Hospitals Buying Doctors and CURES Database

In this episode. a quick mention of how some hospitals are buying individual doctors practices and what that might mean for access of treatment and an overview of the CURES Database.

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Resources Mentioned: 

Kaiser Health News article on hospitals purchasing medical practices; will it reduce selection and treatment options?

Minnesota Public Radio on Blue Cross/Blue Shield investing in on-line cognitive behavioral therapy treatment as they reduce rates for human mental health staff.

California Office of the Attorney General page on CURES Database; this FAQ page is primarily for providers but there are some consumer questions and answers.


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