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James Doulgeris

James Doulgeris

James Doulgeris is the CEO of Osler Health Management, the management service organization for Osler Health IPA, a national physician and provider network. He has served in the CEO role in hospitals, large physician systems, medical device companies and as a health care turnaround specialist over his 40 year career in the industry. E-mail him here.
 

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The most asked question from state legislators: Does physician quality really impact cost?

Hospitals go to great lengths to control physicians. They take undeserved public credit for physicians’ work. Curiously, physicians capitulate. Why?

BCBS of Massachusetts' quality and cost experiment touts spending reductions that insult physicians' intelligence.

A pillar of the Affordable Care Act, "personal responsibility," changes the issue from keeping a doctor to affording one for most working families.

As CMS' bureaucracy morphs meaningful use quality reports to meaningless busywork, it converts quality incentives to penalties to enforce compliance.

John C. Goodman's recent Forbes article provides just one example of how the federal government hurts, not helps. Here are six ways to fix that.

The mainstream press used to relegate ridiculous claims and conclusions to "news of the weird." But, when it comes to patient choice, they are serious debates.

Physician sellouts to hospitals, hospital cabals, clueless and complicit regulators, lawmakers, and reporters create a perfect storm of greed and incompetence.

Crisis, real or manufactured, feeds politics and the press. In the real world, we have real problems and need real solutions. One is the primary care scare.

Three more Pioneer ACOs have dropped out of the program proving that you can't get real results without real change.

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