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Managed care is the best way to reform healthcare
Managed care is the best way to reform healthcarePaying for poor outcomes is unhealthy for patients and just poor business.
Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing for doctors
Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing for doctorsChange is usually good, and change can save a medical institution, no matter how big or small.
Tips for preparing your practice to survive the millennial patient
Tips for preparing your practice to survive the millennial patientMillennials will continue to impact the operation of physician practices as they age with different expectations than the baby boomer group. The survival of your practice is predicated on whether you can adapt to this new patient group with new expectations derived from the digital age we are experiencing.
Who is ruining the healthcare system?
Who is ruining the healthcare system?What is our social responsibility to fix this mess called healthcare, get patients what they need and not break the bank in so doing?
Tips to avoid Medicare overpayment penalties
Tips to avoid Medicare overpayment penaltiesIf you have received a Medicare overpayment and have not returned it within 60 days of identifying that overpayment, you may be liable for False Claims Act penalties.
Examining the resurgence of primary care
Examining the resurgence of primary careFor too long, the nation's health care system has been out of balance. We have lost our focus on prevention and health promotion and spend most of our time and money focused on treating disease.
Reexamining the 80-hour medical resident workweek
Reexamining the 80-hour medical resident workweekWith the recent publication of the results of the FIRST (Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees) trial, residency duty hours are again in the news.
ICD-10: What Should You be doing in 2016?
ICD-10: What Should You be doing in 2016?ICD-10 was much like YK2 in its introduction to the billing process so everyone should breathe a sigh of relief right? Not so quick as some providers are starting to find out.
MOC, recertifications are ‘cancers’ doctors should rally against
MOC, recertifications are ‘cancers’ doctors should rally againstWe are in the midst of a common sense revolution in the house of medicine.
Why are we wasting money on healthcare with poor outcomes?
Why are we wasting money on healthcare with poor outcomes?I am frustrated with the unprecedented amount of money being spent on healthcare in the United States, particularly since, compared to most other nations, we do not have better results from this “would-be investment.”