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Medicare payment advisory board in Congress’ crosshairsIPAB was established in 2010 to cut Medicare spending if the program’s five-year growth rate rose faster than a target growth rate. Because IPAB could make those cuts without Congressional oversight, there is concern about how reductions in Medicare spending would affect its 57 million beneficiaries
Easy strategies to pick the right malpractice protectionThe wrong malpractice coverage can cost physicians
Lessons learned from reviewing malpractice casesDocument, document and document some more.
Longer sleep duration could lessen children’s risk for T2DStudy shows that longer sleep duration was associated with reductions in several markers for type 2 diabetes.
New tool identifies diabetic patients’ risk for hypoglycemiaPatients at high risk could be identified and targeted for intervention, resulting in the potential for high healthcare cost savings.
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastation
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastationThe devastation that hit the coast of Texas certainly qualifies as a time that tries men’s souls. However, at the same time, it is the heart and soul of your fellow man that may allow you to survive that acute devastation and to salvage hope for the future.
How IPL can help dry eye
How IPL can help dry eyeWith the recent DEWS II Report1 still beginning to make its impact on diagnosis and treatment strategies in dry eye, the timing is perfect to begin rethinking our standard treatment protocols.
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawed
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawedThis problem represents yet one more example of CMS’ ill-advised attempts to dictate what transpires in the course of the doctor-patient encounter.
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social media
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social mediaI thought I would share what I learned about obtaining digitally accessible drugs, and what drugs are commonly obtained over the Internet.
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?The telehealth boom begs the question: Will the expansion of hospital-based services wind up pulling patients—and revenue—away from primary care practices?