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Changing roles of the PHC4

Businesses and consumers – despite perennial accolades and praise for Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council’s mission with each published report – have scarcely made use of the data in their purchasing and provider selection decisions over the years, while physicians and hospitals have become the chief users of the Council’s data for quality improvement efforts.

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MDs weigh HMO settlements

Three health insurance companies have come forth with lawsuit settlement proposals promising more favorable reimbursement practices and significant changes in their reimbursement policies and procedures, which physicians had tried to get them to implement, without success, through contract negotiations and through legislative channels.

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Asset allocation for long-term investing

Your individual investments will respond at different times, dependent on the many factors related to the economic cycle. Knowing that these patterns are cyclical, you must give your portfolio the necessary time to participate in these various cycles.

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