Endangered Private Practice

Endangered Private Practice : Surviving Health Care Reform

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Endangered Private Practice explains how private practices are being absorbed by the current health care reform movement as a way to control costs, limit access, decrease disparities, and increase quality of care. This is the story of a fading art being squashed by the interests of business and politics. Also shared are many of the providers' concerns and fears for the future of medical and mental health care services.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 157 x 238 x 16mm | 349g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 076570935X
  • 9780765709356

Table of contents

Chapter One: Turbulence Leads to Chaos
Chapter Two: Private Practice is Not Private
Chapter Three: From Misfits to Managers
Chapter Four: Redefining the Niche
Chapter Five: Creating a Value
Chapter Six: The Future of Health Care
About the author
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Review quote

Dr. Hixson has provided a concise, logical explanation of the forces restricting access to both medical and mental health services in the United States. He clearly explains the factors and thinking that are quickly destroying the patient/provider relationship in all of our communities. A `must read' for all private practitioners of health care today. -- Mark Harris, LCSW, private practice ... a reflection of the things to come in health care. With all of the changes looming on the horizon, this book is an enlightening must-read for those in private practice. -- Gerald Johnson, PhD, private practice Endangered Private Practice is a must read for anyone in private practice in the health care field. Having been in practice as a psychotherapist for over 35 years, I have personally experienced the truth of what Ron Hixson has captured in this book. His thorough research in combination with the presentation of bold challenges for the health care provider encourages us to remain true to our calling. -- Gerald Dahl, FAPA, private practice
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About Ronald R. Hixson

Ronald R. Hixson, PhD, has been a psychotherapist for over thirty years. He writes a column on practice management for Annals of Psychotherapy & Integrative Health and has participated in workshops and seminars on the business side of therapy and other mental health issues.
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