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March 24, 2010

Neil Olderman Discusses Impact of Health Care Reform Law in Chicago Tribune

Chicago partner Neil Olderman commented in the March 23, 2010, Chicago Tribune about how the passage of the Health Care Reform law will now provide the health care industry with 32 million new paying customers in the coming years, a windfall of business they were losing amid the poor economy and rising numbers of uninsured patients. The article further discusses how primary care doctors and group practices will get enhanced payments from government insurance programs for coordinated medical care and for encouraging the use of outpatient and preventive medical care services. The idea is to evolve to a system that pays for appropriate levels of care that achieve quality results as opposed to simply paying for more care. "Several of the larger and fully integrated health care delivery systems see opportunities to thrive, potentially, with respect to certain of the quality, information and care management models that are a part of health reform," said Neil.

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