Articles by Peter Hunt

Medical Debt Can Impact Your Credit Score

by Gerri Detweiler, Medical costs are on the rise, and insurance companies are refusing to foot the bills. Millions of people have chronic conditions or medical emergencies that lead to multiple office visits with… Read More

Why Independent Doctors Need the Support of Patients

America’s Doctors Are Facing an Epidemic. By Association of Independent Doctors.  Every day hospitals are buying up medical practices, turning independent doctors into hospital employees. That trend is not healthy for patients or for doctors. It hurts… Read More

Montana Hospital Engaged in Billing Fraud, Kickbacks

By Ayla Ellison. Becker’s Hospital Review.   Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare disclosed in June that it is under federal investigation, and a recently unsealed complaint filed by the CFO of the hospital’s physician network provides more details about… Read More

Types of Healthcare Systems

We generally see six to eight types of healthcare systems. There is some overlap, with some organizations falling into several types. 1. Elite Systems. These systems generally make U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals”...

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Why Don’t Patients Report Medical Errors?

By Marshall Allen, ProPublica. I was recently browsing through the nearly 200 stories we’ve compiled with our Patient Harm Questionnaire, when I was reminded again of a troubling truth. Many of the people who suffer harm while… Read More