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   RE: Downsizing
 From: Michael Safran
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 09-05-2017 21:33
 Message: In my region, most  PPO's and medicare do not insist on "20 hours a week".  HMOs yes.

Michael S. MD
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Sent: 08-21-2017 13:52
From: Deonne Brown-Benedict
Subject: Downsizing

For the first time since I opened 9 years ago, I am wondering if I should keep my business open.  I've lost a ton of patients from the Obamacare reforms, because I'm not in a big network.  I have seriously been considering opening just one day a week in a small space that allows me to do my new passion:  genetics, plus see some family practice patients.  But I'd like to be able to take insurance, and know that their contracts usually require the office be open 20 or more hours a week.  I am wondering if you now of any niche practices and how they made this work?  Do insurances ever allow for exceptions to their contracts?
Thank you for any contacts or information you might be able to provide,

Deonne Brown-Benedict
Charis Family Clinic
Edmonds, WA

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